Hi my name is Jessica Stafford. I grew up in Wichita, Ks where I lived for twelve years before moving to Austin, TX where I lived for three years before moving to Columbus, Oh. I went to Olentangy High school and played Basketball all four years. A few fun facts about me are that I have played Basketball for eleven years and I have had three brain surgeries after being born with a brain tumor. After my third surgery I realized that I was going to major in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and became an Occupational therapist to help people who have undergone the surgeries that I did.
The theme that stood out to me in chapter one of The Call to Write was the idea that writing truly is important in our everyday lives. The way the chapter provides several different examples of when we use writing really allows you to see how important the skill of writing is. I never paid much attention to its importance but this chapter allowed me to see that as it demonstrated how we use writing for papers that we are required to write but also for things as simple as a grocery list.