Stay true to your roots, but don't forget to allow
your branches to grow wide and your leaves unfold to the sun.
Time allows roots to grow deep.
Underneath the surface, the roots tell so many stories.
They reach far and wide, become interconnected, and help to provide the tree with life-giving water and minerals.
They help to anchor the tree and provide a networked base.
Roots are incredibly important.
Roots are also incredibly hard to yank out of the ground.
They are stretched.
They are torn.
And so am I.
I have deep roots.
With my colleagues.
And my school.
And the only job I have ever known.
I'm taking my roots and transplanting them.
And some of my roots will be left behind.
It will be hard to move to a new, sunny spot.
To a new plot of grass.
To a new point of view.
But I will take root again.
And I will grow.
I will continue to engage, inspire, and lead ~ allowing my branches to grow and my leaves unfold to the sun.
Stay tuned for updates on my new journey as K-5 Teacher-Librarian (media specialist), working with students and teachers while combining two of my passions ~ reading and technology!