I graduated from college nearly two years ago. I obtained my degree in mass communications with a focus in print journalism, and two minors in social welfare and political science. I loved college. I was that weird student who loved writing papers, presenting projects, and going to class. (I hated group projects like any reasonable person, though.)
Before college, though, I loved high school! I was that weird student who was just a little too involved in school— Student Government Executive Board, Beta Club, Y-Teens, FBLA, Journalism staff, etc.
I’m weird. Sue me.
Today I am thankful for my education. I am a product of the public school system and went to a public university. I graduated in the top 10 % of my high school class and with honors from college. I’m thankful that I live in a country that gave me the opportunity for an education.
I think sometimes we get so worked up with the education system (as we rightly should), and we forget that many children around the world don’t have the same opportunities that we do. I understand common core sucks, teachers don’t get paid enough (which also really sucks), and the government is dumb when it comes to education at times. I get it; my husband works for the school system. With all that said, though, I’m thankful for the opportunity I had to learn and grow in a classroom.
I was blessed with teachers who loved to teach and watch their students learn. I had teachers in middle school and high school who inspired me, motivated me, and cared about my future. I had professors in college who took time to meet with me, work with me, and help me. I had college professors write internship recommendations for me, help me with job applications, and encourage me.
Shout-out to my former teachers! I love and appreciate you more than you know.