Hey Mrs. McNeely,
So today I was floating around on the internet and accidentally clicked on my bookmark for your website (I didn’t even know it was still a bookmark since I’ve changed computers since then) and realized I haven’t seen or spoken to you since I graduated! I’m so sorry this is my first time contacting you, I feel like such a horrible ex-student and I’m repulsed by my behavior. Anyway, how are you? I’ve been hearing through my gossip sources that you had a wonderful class last year, and I hope your current students are even better! I know our class drove you to start drinking by 11am like a young college student at a Frat Tailgate, and I sincerely apologize on behalf of them (I also hope your liver is working wonderfully, considering the excessive work we forced it to take on).
I don’t think I ever got to tell you that you were one of my absolute favorite teachers at Cypress Bay. Almost two years later, and I still feel that you were the teacher that had the greatest impact on my entire high school career. You cared the most about your students and sincerely wanted them to succeed, even if it meant you getting blood on your shirt from pulling their teeth - sometimes quite literally. I’m sorry it took me almost two years to tell you, but, you were the most amazing teacher and I greatly appreciate your entire existence. Really, I mean that.
Sorry for inundating you with sap, I’ll progress towards updating you on my college career! (I’m sure, however, you would prefer I keep the compliments rolling). I’m currently majoring in International Affairs and Editing, Writing, and Media at FSU and I absolutely love it. I’m actually registered to take my first literature course here called Women in Literature: Myth, Maternity, Monstrosity and I’m really interested to see how it goes! I was obviously thinking of your class and wondering if I still had my notes from AP Lit on how to write analytical literature essays - hopefully my writing skills have vastly improved since then… If not it’s totally fine because I hear that pin-up models make more money than kids who study religion and French, and sometimes MRS degrees can have a really quick turn-around if the MR is near death.
Anyway, I hope everything is going well! I would love to hear back from you, but I understand how crazy it is now that you’re back from winter break, so if not, I wish you a wonderful semester and best of luck dealing with the AP Exam!
Love always (even though I’m two years too late),
Crossing my fingers that Karen actually responds