Hey y’all! So as some of you know or may not know, my primary job is a high school English teacher. I love my job and most people that are teachers will say the same thing. The funny thing is that I have known since I was 5 years old that I wanted to be a teacher. I figured out in middle school that I specifically wanted to teach high school and English thanks to a special middle school English teacher I had. He made such a lasting impact on my life that I could never thank him enough.
As a teacher, you know that most people don’t think your job is that important or that you make that much of a difference in anyone’s life but I know I have an that is all that matters to me. I have been called an overpaid babysitter and someone did the math, were actually paid way worse than babysitters. Lol. Anyway, I have seen the impact that I have had on my students and that is what makes the difference to me.
My students have given me the most heartfelt written cards and letters in the world. To have them thank me and recognize what I do is all that matters to me. If you have not taken the time to tell that special teacher how much they mean to you, do it. There are days that I question my sanity and ask myself “why in the hell am I doing this to myself?” But then out of nowhere I get the sweetest message from a former student and I remember why I do it and why it matters so much to me, the students. Plain and simple.
Take the time to thank a teacher. They might need to really hear it on the day you message them. It might be the day that they are questioning their sanity and your message helps them see the good they have done in the world.
To all the teachers out there, kudos to you! Keep making a difference because we matter. What most people don’t realize is that without teachers there wouldn’t be any other profession. A teacher had to teach them before they could do what they do today.
– ♥ Lindsey