I'm so thankful for my life, including my family, pets, friends, author events, and job as the Writing Center Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty member at the Community College of Rhode Island. The students, faculty, and staff members at CCRI are great! Everyone at this college is so helpful to each other. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a teacher in order to help others with their education. The reality is that, while I'm teaching and tutoring others at CCRI, I'm always learning at least one new thing every day. For decades, my dream was to become both an author and a professor. My dream has become my reality, and my pets have such great lives, too, I'm sure their dreams are also a part of their reality!