This week was fairly relaxing. I have family visiting and it has been nice to spend time with them, although I am feeling ready to get back into the normal routine of work.
On Saturday, we had our second Family Days event of the summer and we had a good turnout! Jill Harding was there with her two books and I got to spend a lot of time with her and was able to hear so many of her experiences that come along with being an author. Since we both grew up in Door County, it was very easy for us to compare our life stories but I really enjoyed getting to hear about the way that she came around to writing her first book. Before this internship and meeting just a few authors so far, it has become very clear that not nearly everyone who is an author decides to be an author at a young age. You could have an entire career and publish a book later on. A really good conversation with a fantastic author!
During our Family Days event, families were given one of Jill’s books and were directed to take the book on the trail and participate in three activities that correlated to sections of the book. When the families had finished, the children were given notebooks and writing prompts to work on. Within the last year or so, I decided that I want to be a teacher. A little late in the game, but better late than never. It was so awesome to see these young kids be so excited about a new book or what they discovered on our trails at Write On. I love having these types of experiences with kids because it just solidifies what I want to do with my future!
As we are continuing into the fall, I am in awe of this organization and all the people involved. The new building looks so great and the more time I spend here, the more I learn about all the incredibly dedicated people that work so hard to make Write On what it is today.