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· Be the Inspiration: 7 Ways to Inspire Your World

· Be the Inspiration: 7 Ways to Inspire Your World

· Be the Inspiration: 7 Ways to Inspire Your World

· Living Successfully and Joyfully Every Day: 90 Days of Inspiration

· Keys to Living Joyfully Hard Cover Journal

· Keys to Living Joyfully eBook

· Top Life Coaching Tips: Live Each Day with More Peace, Passion, Energy, Joy

· Keys to Living Joyfully

Short Stories
· A Butterfly Kissed Me

· Overwhelm, Root Canals, and Anxiety: One of the Greatest Days of My LIfe

· Unconditional Love

· The Skater and the Composer

· The Three Biggest Blocks to Your Success

· Ten Things I Appreciate this Thanksgiving

· Can and Do People Really Change

· 5 Steps and 10 Tips to Make 2014 Great

· Cherish Holiday Traditions, but Add a Few New Ones, Too

· One of My Favorite Christmas Memories

· Creating Bold Breakthroughs

· Now is a Great Time to Review Your 2012

· Create a Drama Free Zone

· Make the Most of the Final Quarter of 2012

· Night Angel

· The Mirror

· A Glitch, A Blip

· Vulnerable

· Soaring to Success

· Acceptance

· Simple Joy

· Daring Something New

· My Gentle Rain

· My Storm

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· New Book Launch on April 2

· 21 Days for More Freedom and Happiness

· Live in Las Vegas 2 day VIP event with Sheri Kaye Hoff

· 12 Days of Christmas Event

· Free Kindle ebook Top Life Coaching Tips

· Living Successfully and Joyfully Every Day: 90 Days of Inspiration

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Blogs by Sheri K Hoff

Thank You-For Pushing Me
1/28/2009 10:59:06 AM
As I have been preparing for an upcoming virtual book tour (March), I have been reflecting on my writing process and inspiration. My mother was always enrolling me in creative writing classes even as a young child. So I think I always thought of myself as a writer. So I enrolled in Mr. Peterson's Creative Writing class when I was in 10th grade and I felt very confident about it. My mother was even one of his students when she was in high school and he was her favorite teacher. I was excited. I was one of those-mostly "A" students and knew that this would be my fun class-compared to Trig.
On the first day, we were told the we would spend the first fifteen to twenty minutes of every class free flow writing in our journals. We would also hand in our journals. I thought, I can handle that. Then Mr. Peterson announced that he didn't grade work-he either wrote VG for very good, G for good, and nothing if it was less than good. My whole "working for my grade" became a confusing process for me.
We had different types of creative writing assignments. Soon, I had the frustrating experience of pouring my heart into my work and receiving only a "G". I kept working harder, but felt dissappointed inside. I thought, maybe I am not a writer. I remember the most difficult assignment for me was to write a sonnet. I love poetry-but write in free verse. Now, I had to follow the rules of the sonnet. I was afraid that I could not do it. I created my one and only sonnet of my life and it is called Mountain Paradise. And I received my first "VG". I glowed with pride. Mr. Peterson was helping all of us learn discipline.
I went on to work with Mr. Peterson on the school paper. In one of my articles, I had some facts that were incorrect. When I walked in the door at school, he almost tackled me and said that some of my facts were wrong. I then, said, "Well, I assumed". Then his face turned beat red and he hollered-"You assumed? You assumed? a journalist never assumes anything." I learned my lesson about checking facts.
He was a demanding, brilliant teacher and he loved writing. I am a better person because I experienced working with him. I even suspected, afer awhile, that he did believe in me. By the way, I did earn an "A" in that class.
To all the Mr. Peterson's out there-Thank you for caring so much.

Sheri Kaye Hoff

Life Coach

Author of Keys to Living Joyfully

Cell: 303-906-6556

PO Box 1344

Parker, CO 80134


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