I lost track of how many times I sat down and tried to write this blog entry. Never finding the right words to express my feelings. Backspacing, deleting, rearranging words.
And now here we are.
Well folks, my journey here has ended. My spaceship has come and it's time for me to go away. OK, there is no spaceship. What I'm trying to say is that the time has come for me to move on and leave my post as interactivity editor for the Victoria Advocate.
Before you ask, I wasn't fired for posting one too many lolcats on the homepage. I wasn't fired for writing about Pajama Jeans or bacon. Although come on, how awesome are both of those things? And no, I didn't overdo it and ban everyone on our site. Although, I may have banned my boss a few times by accident. Promise!
I've had quite an experience during my time here, learned a lot of things and met a lot of great people, both online and offline. I'll never forget my first day, scared to death that I'd break something online or take the website down. That feeling soon wore off and I broke the website regularly, without fear. (Not really, digital department, it wasn't me.)
My decision to leave was not an easy one, but the best one for me and my family. I honestly will miss working at the newspaper that has been a part of my life for so long. As a resident of the Crossroads I grew up reading the Victoria Advocate at home with my parents, in school for homework assignments and then later on as an adult to find out what was going on in my hometown.
When I was a little kid I wrote funny stories to make my classmates laugh. Never did I imagine that one day I would write a tech column for the newspaper I grew up reading, hoping to make people laugh. Hopefully they laughed with me, not at me.
It was my love for writing that got me here. That and my passion for all things geeky and tech. I am grateful for the work I got to do while I was here. Grateful to work with people that work hard, day and night, to get this newspaper, both in print and online, out to the community every day. Grateful to help inform the community about special weather events or breaking news using tools like Twitter or live chats. Grateful to make my parents proud to see my words in print. Grateful to write about things I enjoy.
But this is not goodbye. I'll still write my tech column and I will still blog about geeky stuff. So you aren't getting rid of me completely.
See you around, it was fun.
With that said, all that is left is for Keyboard Cat to play me off.
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