Dear Michelle,

I hope you accomplish your dreams in grad school. It must feel good to catch up, and I believe you are going to have a wonderful life after skating.

You are setting a wonderful model for many people.

We love to watch you skate in exhibition and competition, and I hope to see you again.

We love watching you compete, and you are the Kween to everyone forever.

After graduate school there may be a new era that does not resemble the trademark moves by you and many others from your first stretch competing.

There you can skate again and be the only one chasing youngsters as Butyrskaya did since Fumie is skating currently and Sasha wants to be back on the scene.

Competing comes first, and I would never give up on someone like you as a competitor.

Best,

Johnnyfan (formerly sorrowfree78)