A Letter to My Students
Dear Students, Congratulations! You've just graduated tonight and I couldn't be more proud. If you're reading this, you are one of the very few who I have permitted to have a glimpse into my life as a former student and as a friend. Knowing this, I only ask one thing of you: please keep this blog from the prying eyes of your classmates and those students who remain at school. It's my creative outlet that I must keep separate from my professional life. Chances are, if you're reading this, you are someone I already trust anyway :)
I know I've already given my "goodbye speech" and probably shed a few tears tonight and gave you hugs and congratulated you, but my heart is full with gratitude and memories and experience. When I started this year, I was so unbelievably unhappy, stressed, worried, and disillusioned. It was only about a few months ago that I truly realized how blessed I am to be where I am and to teach where I do.
Because of you, I've gone from questioning my career path to feeling confident in my profession. Because of you, I have gone from crying daily to laughing hourly. Because of you, I walk away from this year feeling accomplished, educated, and most of all, loved. You have worked hard and you have achieved so much, but you took the time to make a young teacher lady happy and there aren't enough words to express how much I appreciate it.
To say I will miss all of you is an understatement. I don't like knowing that I won't spend every day laughing with you and teaching and learning from you. But what I am most excited about is that I have gained a number of very special friends who I hope will allow me to play a small role in their next journey.
Thank you again, for everything. I will never ever forget this year for as long as I live.
P.S. Don't make fun of my blog.