Seeing your prose in print is a rush for any aspiring writer, especially after years of not writing at all. When I saw the first newsletter in which I had five articles, I was thrilled. At that moment, it didn’t matter that the submissions were all voluntary, someone somewhere thought my words were worthy of their organization’s official communication. My heart swelled with pride as I watched the first person take one from the stack to read later. A stranger would be reading my work! The newsletter was also published in electronic format, and a hard copy was mailed to over 1,000 addresses. I’m not ashamed to admit that I have it framed in my home office for future encouragement.