Sunday, November 4, 2012

Time to Say "Goodbye"

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” 
― A.A. Milne

I think I have it.  I have been obsessing for awhile about how to say goodbye to my blog.  It is time.  I don't want to say goodbye until I have a place to send you, my loyal readers, to though.  I will have that new place next weekend.  For now, for you and for me, it seems like a great time for some reflection and gratitude. I am truly grateful for the life and career changer being named the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year has been.  I think I just might spend the rest of my life thanking people for the great opportunity to make my classroom so much bigger than I had ever imagined it could be. I have always been curious about limits, especially the ones we put on ourselves.  I had no choice in this but to embrace the advice from Dr. David Walsh.  He told me to "walk through every door that opens for you" and I did.  I am a better person for it and braver indeed.  I have been given a new sense of confidence in the work that I do.  Thank you for that!


  1. Thanks for bringing us all along on your journey. It's been tremendous, and we'll miss you. Do let us know where to find you next, and good luck with your next adventure.

  2. Katy, thanks for letting us share in the excitement of your last year. You take on all your adventures with such enthusiam that the rest of us can't help but want to cheer right along with you. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to us and always being there for us. We are very fortunate to have the privelege of learning from you. Just don't forget to take some time for YOU, too! :-) Best of luck with whatever is behind the next door!

  3. I have loved keeping up with you every step of the way. I know you will continue to pave new roads and move and shake up everything that you touch. I love that about you.