#SOLSC22: 20

What a lucky day! My role is a photographer! Back up a couple of years and think Austin. Yes, Austin, Texas. ILA in July in 2018 in Austin, TX. I had checked in to my hotel and hiked across town to find a friend in order to celebrate a book birthday. And the celebration was huge. Two authors meant twice the celebrations. And twice the joy!

Not a surprise to me! Books. Authors. Some of my most favorite things.

At this time, I really had little idea of the meaning of the word “nurture” in regards to friends and family. Sure, we dealt with it in our work in schools (though it was NOT in my boss’s vocabulary), but the idea of how to really “Nurture” readers and writers was new.

And yet . . .

Teachers who were writers were ahead of the game in nurturing readers. And teachers who were readers were ahead of the game in nurturing writers. The reciprocity was alive and well for teachers who were studying the knowledge, the skills and the craft of both.

This was one of the pictures that launched my photographic career.

It was a short-lived career. But the memories of that day continue to nurture my soul as Christina’s second book is now available.

Thank you, Christina Nosek, for nurturing both my reading teacher self and my personal self for many years!

Photo by Alexas_Fotos on Unsplash

How do you nurture yourself? How do your nurture your professional self? How do you share your journey?


Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum during the month of March.

Check out the writers and readers here.

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13 responses

  1. I like how you named yourself as the photographer at the beginning of this slice. So many hats you wear so well! Thanks for introducing me to Christina. I will check out her book. I definitely nurture my professional self by participating here ever March and by TCRWP Supper Club and by TCRWP Saturday Reunions and by following authors and teachers on twitter!

    1. What a great list of support and nurturing activities! Our lives intersect into many ways across the miles!

  2. Thank you for three excellent questions and for giving me inspiration to write this morning.

    1. You are so welcome, your post took me, literally, to your beach house!

  3. Well done! I can’t wait to read her book!!

    1. It’s amazing. And so is Melanie’s about writing.

  4. There are so many ways we are nurtured and we nurture others. I find it difficult to understand why some adults don’t seek out those who nurture them through words, actions, writings. We need it to grow. We need it so that we can help others grow.

    1. I often wonder about that, too; why don’t more adults seek out nurturers? It would build cycles of success!

  5. Fran, thank you! Your words mean so much to me. I will never forget that day in Austin in 2018. It was so special. And your friendship is so special as well. Thank you for this. It means so much!

    1. Christina, It was so much fun to share in your excitement. You are welcome! Make sure someone takes a picture of you opening that box this time!

  6. […] thanked many during the March SOLSC, but I want to return to two very special authors and friends: Christina Nosek and Melanie Meehan. Their talents are […]

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