Dear Ms. Turner,
I know you’re quite used to my sarcasm, my unorganized thoughts, my overall indecisiveness, and our countless inside jokes, but this letter is going to be a bit different.
As a freshman I knew I for sure wanted to be in Blue Jay Journal TV, but I had no idea the impact that it would have on me as a person. I would have never anticipated the tears (due to happiness as well as stress), the friendships, the accomplishments, but more importantly, the lessons that I have learned while being in your class.
I know I have said it about a million times that I really don’t know where I would be without Blue Jay Journal TV, but the truth is, I don’t know where I would be without you. From working on my very first story, you have shown me what it takes to be a leader, the importance of being a good person, and the strength that it takes to get where you want to be.
Above all of these things, you have been a listener, for which I cannot thank you enough. From school issues like falling behind in math, to bigger issues such as my occasional emotional breakdowns (ha ha😂), you have really listened and gave me your honest advice in almost every situation.
As someone who makes a really strong effort to not let down any walls, thank you for being patient enough to get to know the real me. It’s really easy for teachers to place biases among students and ignore the potential that they have based upon assumption, thank you for sticking with me even through the rough times in order to help me see the good.
The positive ways you have impacted my life are countless and I wish I could pick apart all of those infinite ways, but sitting here in the hallway and crying while writing this has gotten me some pretty concerned looks.
It isn’t often that someone enters my life and I really have to dwell on the fact that I don’t know what I would do or who I be without them. I could never thank you enough for helping me grow from that timid and naive freshman into the independent and self-aware person that I am today, but thank you, from the bottom of my heart.