A Note to My Students

Endings are often bitter sweet. Sweet since it’s finally ending. Bitter because it ended.

The past 2 1/2 months have been a rollercoaster. It was when my teaching chops have been challenged for the first time. On a note… I’m not quite sure if I was fitting enough be called a teacher none the less a mentor.

It was indeed a crazy ride. My students and I laughed together, learned together and at some point even had our brows scrunched up in unison out of frustration.

I taught them with all the knowledge I accumulated through the years and most importantly I taught them with all my heart. I watched all of them grow intellectually. And with every step, I saw their passion to heal slowly blossom.

It was the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day. A special day where I meant to say my goodbyes since it was my last day as their mentor .

And much to my surprise. They were late. Which was unusual because they are never late. The room was unbelievably bare with only 3 student present.

Minutes ticked by and I began to become uneasy. Worry began to cloud over. Before I could call out their attention for being late, camera phones began to film and suddenly the rest of my students piled in with a cake in one hand, chocolates and a big card in the other.

I became speechless by their kind gesture. It now all made sense … as to why they were late and as to why the room was half empty.

At the end of our Termination Party. I had a lot of realisations that flooded through my mind.

1. I did well.

2. I taught them well

3. I left a mark in them.

As a simple thank you for their overwhelming love. Here is my letter to dedicated to my students

New challenges often bring doubt and apprehension. This new experience however was nothing but fulfilling and rewarding.

To my first ever SGD group thank you so much for making OUR time worth while. Thank you for allowing me to mould such brilliant minds and with this we all grew to better individuals… TOGETHER.

Remember to alway keep a positive attitude in all your endeavours and always put your best foot forward. Medicine is a never ending quest for knowledge so never stop READING! (your textbooks). I hope that you will always remember that knowledge is meant to be shared and the gift of healing should not be taken for granted.

This is not a goodbye but a see you soon. I will miss each and everyone of you. I will keep your letters as my treasures and as a memorabilia to cheer me up when I am down.

See you soon my future colleagues.

See you soon future licensed physicians. ๐Ÿ˜Š

To each an everyone. Belated Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you enjoyed that day as much as I did.

I know this post is quite personal but I really wanted to share this unforgettable experience of mine. I wanted to keep this memory imprinted in me forever.

How are all doing? Care to share you Valentine’s Day Experience? ๐Ÿ˜Š

P.s I’m so sorry if my replies take quite a well. Life became suddenly quite hectic. Rest assured I’ll be reading them all and I’ll be checking all your blogs real soon.

Pardon my absence in the blogging world. I’ll be more active Mid March I promise.

I can’t wait to hear from all of you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒน

โค๏ธ Eva

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20 thoughts on “A Note to My Students

  1. It’s really heartwarming! And despite the bitter feeling that Goodbyes bring, there’s always a great feeling for upcoming challenges as you described it as “Bitter sweet”! I’m sure after your message, your students will be more enthusiastic to face the next stage of their life! And it’s great feeling to know that you did well, you left a great impression, you left a trace! Best of luck to you and your students as well ๐Ÿ™‚ What they did is really nice and they wouldn’t have been done it, if they didn’t have a nicer teacher as well ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thank you for passing foreword the inspiration. Continue to instil and motivate your students as well. Everyday should be teacherโ€™s day, but I regardless of what day it is, happy teacherโ€™s day to you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. You carried me along with you on the journey; the worry about the empty room; the overwhelming joy when the students arrived carrying gifts to honor you.
    Reading your comment exchange on Cristianโ€™s blog, I found myself delighted by all the questions and the answers.
    The passion in this post is heartwarming and tender. Being new to your blog I had no idea at first that you are a doctor teaching medical students. When that sank in partway through the blog, I found myself wishing all teachers had such passion.

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    1. Oh wow. I am so sorry for replying so late to this wonderful comment. I actually took a break for a while because I was preparing for another exam and my schedule was just impossible to juggle.

      Donโ€™t worry I am back for good ๐Ÿ˜Š

      As I keep reading your comment over and over again, my heart is warmed by your comment. โค๏ธ

      Your reaction to my blog is simply amazing. I feel like I did a great job since you too felt the same emotions as I did.

      Iโ€™m also so glad that you stumbled into my comment exchange with Cristian in his blog. I had many questions I wanted to ask him. I too still have many questions with regards to blogging and everything in general.

      I am glad that my passion shines through my blog and through my words. Iโ€™d like to think that I am quite a passionate person. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      The joy you receive from imparting your knowledge is priceless. But to be given this opportunity is blessing.

      I hope to still see you in my future work. I have a lot in stored since I am back and quite refreshed.๐Ÿ˜Š

      I hope you have a great weekend ahead ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. How wonderful that you had such a great experience and that you were able to develop such a nice connection with your students. I know you will cherish these memories, and I wish you many more wonderful memories to come! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Iโ€™m so sorry for having read your comment only now Kay.

      These are one the many memories that I will cherish forever.

      Thank you for dropping by. I know the thanks is quite late. But I just want you to know that I appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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  4. Wow, that’s so sweet. It must feel awesome. Knowing that you had a positive impact on someone’s life and earning their true love and respect is heart touching. My mom was a teacher and on her farewell she received similar sweet gestures from her students. And she was so ecstatic with all the love and admiration that she got. Keep up the good work Eva. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Iโ€™m so so sorry for having replying so late to this lovely comment. I took a break and it is only now that I have returned. Donโ€™t worry I am back for good๐Ÿ˜Š

      Thank you so much for dropping by and taking the time to comment.

      Iโ€™m so sure your mom has touched so many lives. Itโ€™s great that she has kept the fire burning for so long.

      My hopes is to be like her. To keep the passion for teaching as long as I can.

      I hope to see you again. I wonโ€™t be pulling any disappearing act any time soon.

      I hope you have a great week ahead ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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