Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday is "Vexatious" Day.

Vexatious: aggravating, annoying, irritating.

When I was in junior high, I had the same Honors English teacher for 8th and 9th grade. She wore red glasses and always called us by "Miss So and So" or "Mr. So-and-So", never by our first names. If she called us by our first names, it was followed by our middle names.

She went back and forth between teacher, boss, and mom. She was always in control, no matter the role.

She was this tiny little thing with long hair that she always wore in a low ponytail with curls at the end. On my way to school, I always saw her running with her hair in a braid with pink foam curlers at the end.

She challenged us in all areas. She encouraged us to live more, to read more, to take chances more, and to know more vocabulary.
  
She always expected the very best from us and nothing less.

It was downright infuriating and irritating at times.

Hence, today's word. (I had it on one of her vocab tests at one point.)

She's not dead or anything, I just was thinking about her during my runs today and I ran a little harder because of it.

Her passion for kids, including me, is part of why I am where I am today. That is her impact. If you asked me which teachers were my favorites from my junior/senior high school years, she's one of three easily.

What or who pushes you or drives you when you work out/in school/in life?

Happy Wednesday!
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1 comment:

Lil' Woman said...

I had a professor in college who I took an education class with and she was always my biggest supporter.

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