Wow, there are so many lessons that I have learned that I am willing to share it is hard to know where to begin; but you already are off to a great start.When I was in New Orleans after Katrina, I saw some pretty depressing things. I had the chance to interview a local artist who goes by the name “Dr.
Here is what I said: Dear T— First of all, you will never have any idea of how proud I am of you and all that you have accomplished in your 17 years and counting.
Your head is secure and your future is brighter than bright.
You may not yet realize it yet, but I knew it 17 years ago.
But, as to this assignment…is my advice for your future?
There are times when I am furious—and I remember Dr. You are a brilliant young woman and your potential is literally limitless.
You have made the decision to go into teaching and there are few more noble and rewarding professions.I am so proud of your decisions and hard work that have brought you to this point in your life. I know it sounds cliché and very much like “something your dad would say” but it is true. You can do anything; but while you’re dreaming big, be sure to live in the here and now.I may get in trouble for this (after all I am never allowed to tag her on Facebook), but my daughter had an assignment in school recently and I wanted to share.Well, it was more of an assignment for me as she wraps up her senior year in high school and prepares to head off to college.The assignment was simple–have your parent write you a letter with some advice for the future.They opened them in class and were able to share them (or parts) with the rest of the class if they wished.