Writing as Therapy & Happy Anniversary EnglishSmart

“Learning is the daughter of repetition.”
Robin Sharma

Did you ever write a diary as a kid? Have you ever written a gratitude journal? I myself have been writing since I was around 11 years old. My love for writing probably goes hand in hand with my love for reading. I have often read how most authors not only write, but read a great deal as well. One of my dreams is to one day finish writing my book, which I started a couple of years ago. Now, I have to be super honest, I have definitely not dedicated nearly enough time to this dream yet, but I know in the bottom of my heart, when the time is right, the writer in me will flourish. In the meantime, as I was deciding what to share with our EnglishSmart community to commemorate our 16th anniversary I came up with the idea of sharing one of my recent gratitude entries with you. I was so inspired by my own writing I thought that maybe it might be of benefit to our readers to share. So here it is;

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What I can say in retrospect as I look back over the last 16 years is that it’s been filled with moments like the one I describe in my journal entry above. Life is full of self learning and discovery and there will always be times when we get to push ourselves to keep moving forward and trying to do our best as both Miguel Ruiz mentions in his book; “The 4 Agreements”; “Always do your best”  and as does Robin Sharma in the new book I am currently reading; “A Leader Without a Title.” Sharma mentions  “Within the covers of a single book are ideas that if acted upon have the power to rescript every part of your life” and I totally agree! 

Finally, it is of utmost importance for me to also share that all of what has been achieved has not just come from one individual, it has been a team effort. I thank and congratulate all EnglishSmart students and team members for their contributions throughout the years that have pushed us to continue growing and learning. Therefore it is with great pride and pleasure that I wish not only myself a Happy Anniversary, but also my family, our students, our teachers and friends. In life, as a Harvad lifelong study has been showing, the people in our lives, our support systems and friends are of utmost importance to our success and to our happiness. On that note I would like to end by saying; thanks, thanks, thanks!

By: Daniela Cortina