Kelley’s Korner: Transitions and Revelations
By Kelley Ware, Finance Manager
Another year is coming to an end. It almost feels as if two semesters flew by with a blink. So much has happened in this year. New friendships, courses passed, hazy nights out, mistakes made, lessons learned, and coffee-fueled all-nighters. It is sad to see it go.
For some of you, this may be the start of a new beginning. For others, future plans may be more immediate. Some of you may be saying goodbye to UNBC, others may have a year left, and many may have three. Regardless of where we are, there is a breathless excitement and anticipation about what will happen next. Times such as these remind me of some words from one of my favourite television shows, Babylon 5: “The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation.”
So here we are, waiting for revelation. For Over the Edge, we had what is arguably our best year to date. We have had our share of transition and revelation. Writing has improved drastically. We have changed positions and added positions, all in an effort to create the best product and service we can. Even the very shape of the paper has changed. We have had our moments of transition, and we are waiting for more. Our new Board of Directors is already beginning their work and soon, a new EIC will continue the legacy created. Moments of transition will pass and moments of revelation will be upon us. We all hope that these moments will continue to lead us to success, and continue down the path that our (soon-to-be) predecessors have lain before us.
For those of you who will be walking out these doors for the last time, we all wish you luck. Take the lessons learned within these walls and use them to pave your own path. Do what you love and do not settle. Make a difference. Do this, because the rest of us will be cheering you on, waiting to join you when our time comes. Before I close this, the last of Kelley’s Korner, I am going to leave you with one more quote from J. Michael Straczynski. I have always found it beautifully appropriate for times such as this:
“I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the [university] when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we’ve exchanged. Long after we are gone, our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit that the part of me that is going will very much miss the part of you that is staying.”