Open Letter

To all the teachers ,

For not only teaching us the subjects but a way of life.

It has been 23 days since my last exam , the day I gave my last exam I felt something heavy . It was a day when I was supposed to feel happy and free . I din’t feel that way . I just felt like crying forever , don’t know what it was . I was not sad , but it was not a normal response .

Three years before in the same months , I was miserable . I slept at the time I was supposed to wake up , just to avoid my parents . I could not look at myself in mirror . My hair was in knots . I could see no light . Being a 9.8 GPA student in 10th grade to a 78% in 12th grade had already shattered my confidence in myself , then I failed an exam for the second time for which I had taken a year off for preparation .

I was never sure of what I wanted to do in life , but something that gives me satisfaction and something that whenever I sleep at night I am sure that I have earned it . I just found my interest in science and opted for medical . There was this race going on , as a normal response for doing what is common and normal I too followed the race and failed not once but thrice . I failed the third race but gained myself .

I was so demoralized I was unsure If I will get admission anywhere .

Fortunately I landed here and I met you .

Thanks a lot Ma’am,

For putting in so much effort for all the extra classes you could have skipped but you chose to teach us . We felt the need to work harder looking at you. Every time I looked at you I felt I could do better , that I still had something in me . You trusted us and gave us tasks . Thanks for believing in me when I had lost all hopes in myself. Thanks for all the encouragement , I felt I was capable of something. For the times when we did mistakes you patiently explained and gave us the chance to improve . For explaining us things we will never forget throughout out lives. All I want in life is a job that makes me feel satisfied at the end of the day and I see you doing that . A semester was easy when we saw you teaching . Thanks for looking at us above our marks .

Today 3 years since I met you , I can look at myself . I am confident that I will do something in life . I have found what I love . I have a GPA of 9.14 this semester and I can face my parents .

Thanks for rekindling something that was about to die .

Thanks for being the light .

I will never be able to thank you enough for how greatly you have impacted my life .

With all my happy tears THANK YOU MA’AM.

Advertisements

20 thoughts on “Open Letter

  1. I, too, am thankful for the dedicated teachers who changed the course of my life. As a former high school teacher, I hope that I was able to do the same for my students.

    All the best in the years ahead in whatever profession you choose.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s