In third grade I was writing stories with my best friends Ellen and Carolann. On rainy days our teacher would read our creations to fellow classmates and I discovered through my peers’ responses the power of words and the joy of sharing them with others. I have been filling up lots and lots of blank pages ever since. Recently, I earned a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and have written a collection of short stories entitled The Glasses. I joined the St. Dominic community in 2010 and know that it is a privilege and blessing to be afforded so many opportunities here to share, encourage, learn, and most importantly, to belong. The library is a beautiful space, enlivened by the students that come and go each day.