I have on numerous occassions, fancied myself a writer. I've never been published, I've never even submitted work so that it might be published. But Alex the Girl has made my day with the post to which I've linked. (And thanks to Ms. Frizzle for the link.)
To be honest, to be truthful, in a way that is honorable to yourself, that is what needs to be done, that is what I need to do in my daily life (in regards to students as well) and what I need to do with my writing.
Thank you Alex for your wise words.