Being a teacher is mostly a thankless job but every once in awhile a student will let you know that you made a difference in their life.
I just got this email from a student:
“This was honestly one of the best classes I’ve ever taken! You were an amazing professor and I love the way you taught the class and thanks to this class I enjoy photography even more and have found a way to be creative and artistic. I never thought I was good at any of it but turns out this was it. Thank you so much for everything! You’re the best! I hope to see you around again.”