It's spring and that means there's a lot of new beginnings out in the world. One of these new beginnings will be a couple of new moderators for this site.
As many of the moderators serving this site before me, I never wanted to keep being a moderator forever. I hoped to be a mostly hidden influence, helping this site and community along the path it was taking. I immensely enjoyed helping the people around here with many a problem in these past two years I had the privilege of serving this community.
For a variety of reasons it seems like my current tenure as a mod has run its course though...
Most of these reasons are personal, but the biggest reason is just straight up burnout from the pandemic.
On one hand I'm sad to leave the ranks of moderators on this site, on the other I'm looking forward to just being the "normal me" again.
For all the help and gracious support I want to especially thank @Simon, @rolfl, @Jamal, @Mathieu and @Malachi.
Another huge thank you goes out to the regulars in the 2nd monitor, the regular flaggers and all the volunteers participating in the moderation process (y'all know who you are).
The powers that be have decided there will be an election starting on April 12th. I look forward to seeing lots of great candidates!