It’s day two of the 2016 Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, a seven-day intensive workshop taught by a collection of remarkably accomplished instructors. I had to apply for admission and was selected; I’ve heard we are the top 30% of applicants. I almost fainted when I read my fellow students’ bios: many have MFAs and teach writing at the college and graduate levels, many have been published over and over. And then there’s me, who just decided to get sorta kinda serious about writing last year. Beating back the insecurity, I am soaking it all in, very proud and honored to be here studying Literary Nonfiction with Rebecca McClanahan and a talented group of writers!