Yes! You are leading by example, both in your willingness to be vulnerable and in your writing practice. Thank you for sharing your thinking so well and so stylishly. I applaud and admire both, Jen.
I tried a “gradeless” (except for the final, required report) writing class for the first time this year. There were many joyful learning moments, but there were difficult times, too. Your writing here has helped strengthen my resolve to stay the course.