Its said that change is the only constant in the universe. The Tacoma Daily Index, being part of the universe, is no exception to that maxim. Thats just my round-about way of saying this is my last column, as I am moving on, having accepted a job at Business Examiner.
New employment is just one of many big changes taking place in my life at the moment, the details of which I wont bore you with in this farewell piece.
Its somewhat of an understatement to say writing this column almost every week for the last several years has been fun. As regular readers have no doubt noticed, Im an opinionated guy who is not shy about writing what he thinks. My Two Cents has been just that – my two cents on all sorts of topics. My columns have been all over the map – from humorous to slice-of-life to local issues to politics, and thats just the way I like it.
Ive had other newspaper jobs where Ive had the privilege of writing a column, and it has always been my favorite part of the job. My Two Cents is no exception.
Ive enjoyed the occasional reaction and interaction Ive had with readers who have taken the time to let me know what they think about my column, whether they agree or disagree with me. (Ive always enjoyed a good debate.)
Writing a regular column where I can put my observations out there is what Im going to miss most about working here at the Index, with the exception of my co-workers.
The people Ive worked with during my three-plus years at the Index have always been nothing but nice to me and made it a joy to come into work every day, and I will miss seeing them on a regular basis. (Ill probably stop by every now and then to say hi and keep in touch as best I can.)
I can honestly say this has been a great job, and Im not just referring to the nice office with the amazing view of the water and Mount Rainier (when the weather cooperates).
Working at the Index has afforded me the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people and chronicle an exciting transitional period in the history of Tacoma. Im proud to have been part of a newspaper that has been around since 1890.
Change can be scary, but its inevitable. The Index has seen its share of changes during its long run, and it will be fine. Id like to think I will be, too.
Thanks for reading.
My Two Cents was a weekly column where the author got in his two cents worth, in spite of the old saying that you only get a penny for your thoughts.