- Delight in the Fact that Spring is Coming
Since a young girl, I have loved books. In particular, I was addicted to ‘hero’ stories such as 'The Arthurian Legends', 'The Lord of the Rings', 'Harry Potter', and 'Odyssey'. Heroes gave me hope and led me to a fantasy land. Even now, I am still enthralled by fantasy adventure stories. I would dream of being swept away by some mystical means and becoming the ‘hero’ in the book, but sadly, no fairy visited me in my dreams. Instead, I grew into fear.
As I got older, I realized that every day is a series of adventures that I must face. Each day, I found myself meeting new people, visiting new places, and attending new events, which all affected the development of who I am. Surprisingly, at 22 years old, I became the Editor-in-Chief of The Sookmyung Times. This is a huge life event for me. Hyuna and Minji, friends I hold dear to my heart, have retired from The Sookmyung Times. They devoted 2 years of their university life to SMT and did their best right up ‘till their retirement. The Sookmyung Times is going to say farewell to them and greet new faces. I am skeptical of my ability to perform well all the duties and responsibilities of an editor-in-chief, but I know what must be done. Luckily, I have reliable crews beside. We will think critically, write with integrity, and have faith in each other. This is a new challenge that I am ready for.
In the Game of Thrones, the line "Winter is coming" appears. While the storyline of the series suggests a bleak future and coming disaster, the future is never certain. I do not know what the semester holds for us, but just as the heroes in novels I read as kid overcame adversity, I will enjoy the challenge and see it as an adventure. The start a new semester brings us all new adventures. They are both frightening and exciting, so always keep in mind the idea that "After Winter comes the delight of Spring!"
Han Lee Hyebin firstname.lastname@example.org