|▲ Lee Seo-yeon, the 48th editor-in-chief of The Dongguk Post|
I have been working here at The Dongguk Post for two years. Although every semester and every year felt like a fresh start, it has been a long journey for sure. Taking the job as the editor-in-chief has, of course, been hard, but it has been the period I enjoyed the most. Moreover, this was the time when I could finally understand why I joined the Post in the first place.
I was a freshman when I joined The Dongguk Post; scared and confused. Although it was me who made the decision to join, I regretted it countless times. I had to go through a hard period of getting used to a new life, being a reporter. Yet, it was an inevitable obstacle indeed.
I never knew that I would be an editor-in-chief. I was just not ready yet. However, as they say, time flies and it was my turn. I think it took me a whole year to finally realize what the editor-in-chief actually does. The times I regret the most are when I was full of conceit. I thought I knew what I was doing, and I thought I was quite good at it. That is why sometimes I wish I could go back to do better.
Another door opens when one gets closed. I think this is the perfect situation for me. Working as a reporter will come to an end, but, sooner or later, I will find another way of life. I feel a mixture of gratitude and sadness. It is hard to express in words. The experiences I had here will be lifelong assets to me because I learned a lot, and this is what I initially expected and wanted. My term as a reporter here has not been perfect but it has definitely been worth it, and this is what I want juniors to know. I am going to miss this place a lot for sure.
Lee Seo-yeon firstname.lastname@example.org
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