It is with many conflicting feelings that I have retired this blog today. Writing and connecting with all of you here helped me enormously during 2011 when I was only partially employed and still getting my head around what teaching is and what it is to be a teacher. I haven't worked everything out (by any means!) but my needs have changed.
Privacy is among my concerns as are authenticity and identity; I never wanted to write a smug teacher-triumph blog nor did I want a passive-aggressive catalogue of minor frustrations. I have found it too hard to find my voice and express more reflective thinking under the enormous workload that is full-time first year teaching.
Let me take this one last communication to thank you, deeply, for joining me here and for your comments. Hopefully, I have communicated my gratitude to you in person. Hopefully, you know how much I treasure you all and that for me, connection is everything.
Sincerely, I thank you.