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I can't believe it is already Wednesday again! I love what inspires you Wednesday because I get to share what inspires me and sometimes you get to hear from others about what inspires them!

This week I am totally, wholeheartedly inspired by my author visits that are happening in elementary schools.

I have been able to share my message about dreaming big and huge and have had children begging to take a picture with me (G and E think that is hilarious), students bringing me THEIR stories to read, and asking me for feedback on their work.

You guys, this week has given me hope! Hope that there are so many creative young minds across the world that want to do great things. They have been asking the most fantastic questions like:

How many languages is your book published in right now? How long did the process of writing take? Why didn't you illustrate your own book? Do you like cupcakes? What other stories have you written? Are you famous? And my favorite... Will you be my new friend? Seriously, I wanted to jump up and grab this little kid and say, "Of course I will  be your new friend, buddy!" 

These author visits are truly filling my bucket, but I am not doing it for me or to sell books. Seeing the looks on the faces of the kids when they see that it is possible to dream big and huge and become anything you want to be in this world is all of the payment I need!

What inspires you? Would you like to be a guest writer on WIYW?

From the slushy, muddy, gravel road-

Jen

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