30 Days of Truth ~ Day 14

Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.

Dear Teacher,

Although I don’t think I would have ever called any of my teachers a hero, I certainly looked up to you.  I loved your classes and always looked forward to them.  Somehow I managed to have your for three different classes and I was always excited to be there.  You made learning fun and to this day I remember a lot of what I learned from you.

So a few years later when I heard you’d be fired for possibly having some kind of relationship with a student I was pretty let down.  I actually remember you telling our class once about a teacher you had had that had been accused of the same thing.  Now, I don’t know whether or not what happened is true.  Only you and that student really know.  But either way it makes me sad.  Why?

You were a good teacher.  And you had the ability to teach so many kids year after year.  Even if the accusations weren’t true it makes me sad that you would have put yourself in a position to look guilty.  And so now you no longer teach.  And no one will get to learn your interesting take on Ethan Frome, no one will get to watch episodes of My So Called Life and walk away having really learned something, no one will get to see you sword fight in the front of the classroom.  No one will get that.

I truly hope the accusations aren’t true.  I like to believe the best in people and so I want to believe that they aren’t true.  But either way, you let me down.  And that makes me sad.

Sincerely,
Krysten

Comments

  1. says

    As a teacher, this is devastating to me. I cannot believe that some teachers put themselves in these scenarios. When I was in high school, my basketball coach had a relationship with a student, and I remember feeling the same way – I was especially let down because he was my youth group leader, too.

  2. says

    I'm sorry to hear this as well, especially since he was someone you looked up to all those years.

    Regardless of the outcome, remember the lessons you learned from his class and hold on to those. I'm not dismissing his behavior but we're all capable of having lapses of judgement and making mistakes from time to time.

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