Writing about firsts…

Yesterday I was teaching a memoir workshop for Inter Valley Health Plans here in La Quinta.  The topic we tackled was writing about firsts.    The first of anything in our lives is always thought-provoking.  It can trigger a lot of memories when you think about the first time you learned how to ride a two-wheeler bike, or rollerskated backwards or for me when I bounced on my pogo stick one thousand bounces in a row!

This Friday I am having another graduation for my newest group of graduates.  I am expecting nearly 50 in attendance for this special occasion.  It brings me back to my first graduating class back nearly 3 years ago in May of 2009.  The women pictured to the right are my first class that I nickamed the feral cats.  This group of 5 women bonded together and have been my number one supporters as I have been building my business.

I love remembering sitting in our classes and listening to their stories, seeing their tears and feeling the warmth of the love of  this amazing group of women.

Since their graduation I have graduated a number of students from my Legacy program.  I am thrilled that this Friday, I have managed to corral all my ferals back to coming to this very special graduation!  If you have not signed up for this luncheon, let me know today by 3 pm as it will be fantastic!

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"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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