Days like today give me somewhat mixed feelings… Today was the last day of class and it’s a somewhat happy yet sad occasion, specially when I have some good students and I sure did. I’m so proud to see how far my students have come from day one of class until now. Many had much frustration with the class, yet still- they stuck with it and made it happen! To you I say: give yourself a tap on your shoulder for a job well done!! I’m very proud.
Now, I wish I could say it’s all peaches and cream! However, just as I have awesome students, some others are not quite. Kids now day don’t seem to care! Now don’t missinterpret when I say kids, I have quite a few “grown ups” who are probably worse than my younger students. Anyhow, many of them simply decide not show up to class, or not turn in their work, or come up with some crazy excuses about why they can’t complete their work. I know some have valid reasons, but in life excuses won’t get you anywhere specially in the field we work in (graphic design)! You can’t tell a client some lame excuse to why you’re not meeting a deadline!! Seriously peeps!! Alright….I’ll stop my venting now.
So with all that being said, I do have some amazing students. I got some really good work from them and even better feedback from what they thought of the class; to me, that it’s worth it!
I’ve been teaching a bit 5 years now, and I have to say that today was awesome! It’s the first time I get a gift from a student to show gratitude, and it really made my day!! I never expect anything from my students. I give all of me in my classes, I don’t hold back my knowledge and share it freely with all. Today I felt very honored to receive a painting made by one of my students with a little note saying thanks. Little things like this really encourage me to continue doing what I do. It’s very true what Confucius said:
Find a Job You Love and You’ll Never Work a Day in Your Life.
I love what I do! I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to work in something I love and am passionate for. I’m looking forward to some new things coming!!
Here’s the painting and note: