Happy New Year!
It’s that time of year again when we lay down our resolutions for the new year ahead. I have gone back to my resolutions from the last several years and I noticed a pattern. Each and every year for the last several years I have made a resolution to “surprise myself”. I have to say that this has become my favorite resolution, because I intentionally make myself do something new and uncomfortable… and I truly am surprised by the outcome. I’d like to challenge you to try it!
Two years ago I sent out a list of possible resolutions for WATG newsletter followers and I decided that it would be alright to resurrect them. One of them just might be your “surprise myself” resolution! Imagine the impact we would have on gifted education in Wisconsin (or across the nation) if we each took on one of these resolutions!
My menu of possible resolutions that follow are for you to choose one, two, or…? All? These are an opportunity for us to focus on the needs of gifted children in our state. They are just a few ways in which you can make a difference in the life of your child, your students, or the lives of Wisconsin’s gifted children.
Wishing you and yours a peace-filled and gratifying new year. May ALL your resolutions become reality with your faithful perseverance.And may you “surprise yourself” while helping our gifted kids!
Cathy Schmit, Past President and Board Advisor