The class and year has ended. I wanted to meet with a professor who served as a great mentor with me during this year. I wanted to thank her in person and discuss pedagogy. I unexplainably dissed her by leaving at the end of the last class without thanking her or saying goodbye.
Feeling great guilt and disappointment, I emailed her to set up a last chance meeting. She responded with a long winded email about how busy she was [possibly a polite-go-away], but suggested possible times a week later. I responded, in a clearly selfish and urgent manner, that I was available after the dates she suggested.
She responded with a "ok Ethel... i will write to you when I'm finished this week."
Upon further consideration, I feel that I might have come off as entitled to her time. I'm considering taking back the meeting request and just writing a heartfelt email instead, possibly before she has a chance to attempt to set up a meeting.
Does anyone have advice?