We all had that favourite teacher at school, even the popular kids that pretended they hated all of them. But what would you do if you could speak to that teacher now?

Would you reminisce over old lessons? Would you give them an update on you & your friends' lives? Or would you just be their friend (come on, every school has a teacher we wish could be our friend)?

Up until the last couple of days, I wouldn't have known the answer to that question. I've always pondered around the idea of what I'd do if I could talk to some of my old teachers again, but I never had an answer - until tonight that was.

A friend and I decided to reach out to our favourite teacher this evening. Our English teacher - the person from whom we gained all our knowledge about writing from since the age of 13/14. It had been 4 years since we last spoke to her and we thought, why not?

We didn't know whether to expect a reply or not. It had been so many years, her e-mail address could have changed for all we knew. Luckily, it hadn't and less than an hour after sending our first e-mails, we had recieved responses. Happy would be an understatement.

So what did I say? I simply thanked her for teaching me for 5 years - I may not be writing if I hadn't enjoyed her lessons enough to actually pay attention and want to get involved.

Cheesiness aside, your teachers, in fact, anyone you learn from can have a substantial impact on your life and choices you make. It's important to let that person know they helped you, inspired you, pushed you or whatever it may be that they did. Make someone else feel accomplished. You may be successful in your field because they were successful in theirs.



Published by Lucy Scoble