Suzie Puetz
The Circle supported me during a time I needed clarity. It helped me throw down words that somehow helped me see more clear in what I've been feeling, why I've been feeling that way, and that it's OK to feel that way. Also, that other people felt the same way I do. It was so nice to know that I'm not alone. I would definitely recommend the writing circle. I was nervous at first to read out loud what I wrote, but when we started reading everyone was so kind. No judgement, no comment, just waves and smiles. It felt good to express my heart and have strangers acknowledge it as valuable. Since I started the class I find myself journaling in a deeper way. I'm still not consistent in my journaling, but when I do, I feel like I just write without boundaries and it feels good. I really love the format. I love having poems read and really listening to each line. I'm not sure it would be as valuable for me if I had to read them then write. Having Lisa read them made them come alive in a way they wouldn't if I read them myself. Now I know why kids love it when parents read to them ;)