Shauna posted about one of her favorite things, The Enneagram, on her blog and I keep having conversations about it. If you follow the link you have to scroll down a couple posts to find it. Basically the enneagram is a personality tool. When you read about each of the types hopefully one will speak to you and you will find yourself nodding and whispering as you read, "Yes, that's totally me." I'm a 7, Molly is a 4, Annie is a 3 or a 6 and we're all a little bit of a 2. Thinking through what we each relate to helps me to understand us better. You should go figure out what you are and let me know.
Today I was feeling nostalgic while teaching a writing project that I learned in college. Heather Sellers was my First Year Seminar professor. I loved writing in her class that I took three more writing courses with her during my time at hope. I wrote in all capital letters with Crayola markers and used mountains of college ruled paper. My binders were packed with drafts of braided essays, dialogue, narratives, stories and the genre she titled auto-fictional biography. We had to write every day in silence for twenty minutes. To find silence in the midst of college I found myself in dorm laundry rooms and back corners of the library.
I decided to email Heather after flipping through my old stories because I wanted to tell her the impact she had on me as both a writer and teacher. Since leaving Hope I had sent her a couple e-mails and left her a note in her office when she was out of town but had never heard back from her. I fired off the e-mail just after 7th period.
Only 10 minutes later she responded with "Can I put this on my blog?" I flipped out in the middle of FBC and told all of the girls that I was going to be on a famous author's blog (she has written several books). Still thinking she might not remember me I was thrilled that she wanted to use my words. When I read her own post I couldn't believe she remembered exactly who I was!
Her post this afternoon: