With the new editorial board selected and the final few TechNews issues already in the works, my job here is done. I’ve written far more than my share of articles, fought a long and bloody war with Student Government Association (SGA), and done everything I could to put my all into this organization. Perhaps there are ways I could have done better, but now is not my time to judge. In fact, now is no time for me at all.
Now, as I type out my final moments, I can sense it coming. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same, and now it’s here. My time has run its course. My time as editor-in-chief has come to an end, and now it’s time for me to face what awaits beyond. Perhaps it’s the curse of all leaders that your work becomes your life, and now for me, it seems to have become my end as well.
If authors are truly immortalized through the works they create, then I hope I’m leaving behind a legacy that future editors-in-chief can look at proudly as they too accept the mantle of a position that ends in their inevitable dusting. I hope this article, among others, leaves a story worth remembering in the years to come.
While I don’t really know what would ever compel a student in their right mind to accept an editorial board position that literally ends in their very existence coming apart at a molecular level upon their tenure ending, who am I to judge people for the fate they choose?
As much as I would love to be able to sit back and finally rest, watching the sun rise over a grateful campus, I will have to make do with the mental image of an urn of my dust being kept in the TechNews office as a memento of an editor-in-chief long gone. If you ever do happen to pass by the office, do consider stopping by to pay respects (or curses, depending on our relationship). My spirit will always remain in the TechNews office, and possibly also in its ventilation system, as at least some of my dust particles inevitably get permanently stuck in every nook and cranny of the room.