When Kennesaw Patch first launched in November of 2010, I had no idea just how much this city and its people would change and shape me as a journalist, a writer and a person.
I grew up in the area and attended Kennesaw Mountain High School. But it wasn't until I moved away and then returned to the community to work for Patch that I truly began to experience the place with a sense of purpose, curiosity and passion.
After nearly two years as your editor, Kennesaw really does feel like home.
That's why it is with both excitement and regret that I announce today is my last day as your Kennesaw Patch editor. I have decided to move on to other opportunities, but I will hold the lessons and memories I gathered along this journey dear to my heart.
I've seen a city . I've watched Kennesaw State University lead the way transition into civilian life. I've met outstanding people who help the community around them through selfless acts. They have , , , and and
I've gotten to know people in ways that a written story can never completely capture. These are people who are admirable yet flawed and all the more interesting for it. A , and yes, are just some of the people who have willingly shared their stories with me.
I have even shared a little of my own story by
I could go on and on, but the point is this. I have truly enjoyed serving as your editor and hope I've done so to the best of my ability. I hope I've helped provide an informative, trustworthy and needed service to the community I love. This isn't goodbye, Kennesaw.
I'll be seeing you around town.