How Things Turn Out

Hmmm…looks like we’ve got another growth surge on our hands, and we have to split part of the only unsplit level of the program. I feel more interviews and scrambling in the offing.

However, today hasn’t all been work. A former student came back to visit. Okay, Leah wasn’t actually ever my student, but she ran the anime club I sponsored for a long time. She was Bryon’s student, and she took a few Japanese lessons from me. Essentially I’ve known about her antics since she was around sixteen.

A year and a half ago, she went off to art school in sunny Florida, and she came back today, loving what she’s doing. She glowed. I loved talking to her and sharing her enthusiasm.

I think we feel really good when we realize that we’ve influenced someone in a good way. I’m not responsible for Leah going to design school, but I’ve sat through a lot of uncertainty as she’s tried to figure out her niche. I’ve always wanted her to live up to her potential, and I’m as proud as any parent now that she is.

Never underestimate the human factor in helping you get to where you want to go.


Starting tomorrow at noon, I’m going on a writing bender. Lots of two-hour blocks of writing punctuated by brain unscrambling breaks. Looking forward to it.

Are you all ready for the holiday yet? I think we’re going to get WEATHER. If it keeps me from getting to Mickey, I’ll be unhappy.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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