Some things are easier to say goodbye to than others.
Take elections, for example. Who isn't excited to see the election cycle come to an end (other than maybe some who came out with fewer ovals filled next to their names than their opponents).
The airwaves somehow seem cleaner without all the smear ads.
If I miss one thing, it will be the yard signs. It's pretty cool to drive by someone's house and know where they stand on something, unless they're one of those people who put both candidates' signs in their yard.
More so than political signs, I'll miss the people behind them.
If you haven't heard, this is my last week at The Daily Reporter.
In nearly three years, I've met a lot of really great people.
I've become accustomed to encouragement and positive feedback. In fact, I often tell people I receive at least 10 compliments to every criticism and I think that's pretty much true. (Granted, I don't count online commentators who hide behind bogus usernames.) And, when I've made mistakes, people have been quick to forgive me - except maybe those few who booed me at the King-Vilsack debate?
People have given me opportunities to get involved in causes like Spencer Daybreakers and Arts on Grand. They both recruited me and I'm glad they did.
I've built relationships: some are professional, some are personal and some are both. Hopefully, others have appreciated those relationships as much as I have.
The thing is, they don't have to be over.
Yes, I'm moving to Minnesota to be the editor of a weekly paper in a town just 10 minutes from my girlfriend's hometown. But, that doesn't mean I won't be in touch.
In this highly technological world, I'm literally just a call or a couple clicks away.
Plus, I'll be back to catch up on some of those relationships and most certainly take in at least a couple days of the famous Clay County Fair.
Maybe I'll see you there.
So, instead of goodbye being the final words in this column, I have a better idea.
See ya later.