Life can be full of surprises.
I never expected to make writing a career in any capacity, but here we are. I began working here at the paper as a writer, a reporter, a student who had so much to learn and so far to go. I never expected to find the friendships that I did, to find all of the small joys that lay hidden throughout the school, or to find my path that will hopefully lead me to new horizons.
There’s so much I wish to say, so many people to thank, so many goodbyes to share. But every time I attempt to sit down and bare my soul upon the paper, the words fail me in every way. I owe a lot to this paper and this people, you all have made my life extraordinary and enjoyable in so many ways, I’ll miss looking forward to the next piece, the next interview, the next podcast. But time is a funny thing like that, something seems near for a moment before it is all but a distant memory in an instant. It’s time for me to move forward to the next stage of my life, what that will be I cannot say for certain, but I know that my time here will prepare me for whatever is to come.
Jonathan, Mindy, Drew, DJ, Joe, Ezra, Jeremy, Matt, Hayley, Lori M., Lori R., and Lindsey, all of you. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful experiences that we shared, for the laughter and the joy. Thank you for helping me grow alongside you, I’ll never forget my time at this paper.
Thank you all for allowing me this opportunity,