Note from the Editor-in-Chief
Hi there! I hope you are concluding this year joyfully and victoriously, and getting ready to welcome the year of 2020 with open arms! I would like to take this opportunity to really thank you for all your warm support this past year.
That said, before discussing New Year’s resolutions, here is an open-ended question: What have you learned this past year?
I have learned so much about optimism – not the one where you think, “Somehow, it will work itself out,” but the one that you never ever give up on your own ability and strength to persevere and start off a day feeling like, “I can do this. We got this.”
In order to get things done every day, I am constantly thinking about deadlines and logistics (ha!) but I have also realized that that’s a tiny piece of this whole puzzle. The whole puzzle is how much I can challenge myself on a daily basis and how much I can expend my own life so that I can also support others. For that reason, as much as I tremendously appreciate countless people who support this publication, I am grateful that I was able to encounter this idea/concept/opportunity even before it brought itself to life as a platform to embrace each individual from every walk of life.
That said, I dedicate my year-end EIC note to you, CIVILIAN.