Prior to my participation in the this workshop, I considered myself a teacher who dreamt of being a writer...someday. I held this dream for most of my life, yet for various reasons, I denied myself permission to realize my dream. My yearning to write, though, continued to grow, so I decided to do something about it. Since joining the weekly Wednesday night Time to Write! workshop, I have gained confidence in myself as a writer. I AM a writer! It is no longer "I want to be a writer someday." I appreciate the encouragement I have received from everyone in the group.