Note from the Editor-in-Chief
Hello!! I hope you are ready to wrap up this year soon – now that we are releasing our Fall II issue and we literally have a few months left in 2019!
With CIVILIAN up and running, this year has been amazing on my end – not only that this publication has grown a bit faster than I initially expected – but also I have been able to understand myself better while working on this. Sometimes, it’s funny how you have to face yourself (mostly, your weaknesses) head-on when racking your brain and trying to support others. At the same time, though, my appreciation has grown as I am learning firsthand the power of unity and mutual trust to make the impossible possible and not give up halfway. That said, I have so many people that I have to deeply thank professionally and personally, and I feel beyond grateful for everything that’s happened so far this year.
In order to set a tone for the entire issue, I was recently encouraged to utilize this EIC-note page to be a bit more specific on what CIVILIAN is all about, so I would like to cite a quote from my favorite book The New Human Revolution, vol. 5 that I always go back to when I have to remind myself of that: “We never know what will happen and when. Things won’t always go our way. Our struggles and triumphs are all the more satisfying and exhilarating precisely because they are fought and won amid swirling fog and buffeting storms – and sometimes amid the most adverse circumstances.”
I’m determined to really, really enjoy the rest of this year by exerting myself fully, and I hope you like our Fall II issue and those stories shared by individuals who are already doing so in their daily lives.