Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Taking Root

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! 


  1. Congratulations on your new job! How exciting to follow your passions. You will be GREAT.

  2. I have no doubt you will develop strong roots in your new position. Delaware will miss you but I commend you for following your passion Jennifer!

  3. Congrats on the new venture! What a blessing you will be in your new position!

  4. Great stuff Jen! Love the use of "roots" and how you are simply transplanting yourself and following your passions. Congratulations on the new job!