Immediately after class today, I sat down at work (the IT help desk in the library) and began reading the feedback letters I had just received in class. Do I still have hours of homework to finish for tomorrow? You bet, but the most important thing to me was reading everyone’s responses to my writing. A few minutes after I began reading, I had to sneakily wipe tears away from my eyes. I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of kindness I felt radiating from those letters. Here are a few of the lines, from multiple people, that hit me the hardest:
“”Thank you for sharing, Timmi.”
Are you okay? I had no idea that you were struggling so bad with all of this. If you ever need anything I’m here just so you know.”
“I’m here if you ever need someone to vent to.”
“it made me want to hug you.”
“You can do this girl, I believe in you.”
Honestly, when I wrote my piece, I wasn’t too concerned with its form. I had been bottling in so many emotions for so long, and I just wanted them to be somewhere else besides my head. I feel like I can’t talk to many people about this, so I was extremely nervous about sharing this piece with the class. I didn’t know if people would think I’m whiny.
I’ve written a whole blog post about the power of these feedback letters, and haven’t even touched the wonderful feedback I received on my actual writing technique. Because of the kindness I felt through all of these feedback letters, I absolutely cannot wait to begin revising. Reading everyone’s support really made me want to improve this piece. It sounds really cheesy, but knowing my peers care about me made a huge difference in my writing experience. Unfortunately, revising will have to wait until hours of Lit of the Bible and Lit Crit homework is finished.
For those of you who wrote me feedback letters, thank you. I appreciate all of the kind words more than you know.