Mrs. Dykowski . ... - 30 -
This week I’ve been clipping four years worth of columns.
It’s hard not to be sentimental about them as, together, they sort of form a diary of my time here — time I’ve cherished.
This is my last one.
With my parting 300 words, I wanted to tell you thank you.
Thank you for reading along as I rambled about my opinions and philosophies.
These years have been incredibly formative for me; thank you for bearing witness as I’ve grown.
Thank you for your comments, feedback and compliments.
I have kept a folder of letters from you and they are some of my favorite mail (physical and virtual) that I have received.
What fun to write and be read by such a diverse group of people who are so invested in the paper.
This job was a dream come true for Scott and I, and we have had a truly wonderful adventure here.
Today, as you read this, I am experiencing my first day without the promise of a paying job since I was 15 years old.
I’m scared and excited.
I know these little humans will continue to keep me busier than ever as they grow and learn.
I am so honored by my new career path, but I am sure to miss this little corner of page 2.
It has done so much for me.
It helped me introduce you to your new newspaper people. It opened doors that allowed me get to know you.
Dublin is a special place. It’s pride, unity, determination, caring and ambition make it a wonderful place to call home.
I can’t tell you what a gift it is to speak to such a wonderful community.
Thank you for reading.