Who was your inspiration growing up?
Is it wrong that I don't know how to answer this question? I was trying to think of someone famous that I maybe I looked up to, but mostly I just idealized my teachers (I was seriously a teacher's pet). My TAG teacher Mr. Lemons was the coolest guy ever, as was my 7th/8th grade English teacher Mr. Williams, and my AP English teacher Mr Patton in 12th grade, and my Shakespeare/Brit Lit prof in college, Dr. Brooks (see a trend here?). For the longest time I wanted to be a teacher just to make other people feel as good and loved as my teachers made me feel. But then I realized that I'm impatient and neurotic and that I probably wouldn't be a great teacher. I still think about it sometimes though. Mid-life career change?