Article submitted by Marshall Hohmann, Ability Awareness Presenter and Grandview Grad
My inspiration to write began in high school when I really got into public speaking. My teachers came alongside with my willingness to grow in my art of being creative with my writing. I guess I had no choice since I have to write everything that I say so it goes hand in hand. Writing to me is therapy because sometimes I need an escape from life especially what is going on in the world today with this virus and people dying from it. When I was in English class in high school all of my teachers asked me if I ever thought about writing a book! At the time I really wanted to be a computer tech so I took every single computer class that my high school offered. Here I am today. Making presentations for the public!
You might be asking yourself. How did a non-verbal adult learn to read and write? Everything had to be memorized and that was a lot of work. I had to sound out every word in my head can you imagine how talented I had to be to spell. My teacher in JK always said sound it out in your head and of course, I had to work through those spelling textbooks. If you really want something you go after it. I had that mentality because it paid off at the end for me. I would also say that my speech therapist gave me the devices to write with so I want to give a special thanks to all the speech therapists that I had. I’m thankful for my education over the years and I am going to keep educating others because I have the voice to do so. When I write I feel calm and collected because it is relaxing. It also helps my grammar for my speaking as well. I personally believe it shows your character. Writing opens up possibilities for everyone, so shoot for the stars no matter what.