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. 😊
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? 😊
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 😊🌹
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