Writing this, it is hard to believe that this will be my final article submission to the Sookmyung Times (SMT). I entered SMT in my frosh year, and it has been my everything at university. Now that this curtain in my life is closing, I write my final goodbye with this article. Today, I want to share words with you that I have always kept in my heart.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I remember the time I first applied to enter SMT. I had never done a club activity in high school, so I was afraid and in fact, it was my first exposure to an interview. Still, I decided to broaden my life, to experience a little change. After becoming a SMT reporter, I kept on challenging myself by looking for more attempting things I feared. In the process, I faced trials but now I realize those challenges were presents for my life. I gained more things than lost. I met precious people that I will never forget throughout life and had many opportunities and experiences as a student reporter. The Sookmyung Times was an experiment that made me and my life better. Right now, if there is something you fear because it seems too high to achieve, don’t hesitate! Experiment with your life. Regardless of success, it will make you and your life better and you will gain more than you lose.
Lastly, in this final letter as editor-in-chief of the Sookmyung Times, I would like to leave words of gratitude to people who supported me over the years. To my loving colleagues and at the same time my best mates Dana, Myunghyun, and Sooyeon, I could have never managed without you. Thank you to Professor Minho Ahn for always caring for and believing in us and Professor Yvette Murdoch for your continuous encouragement. Next, much thanks to my passionate juniors and cub reporters. You were much more than I deserved. I spent two and a half years with the Sookmyung Times. I really loved each moment with all my heart. I was sincerely happy.
Good bye, the Sookmyung Times.
Yoo Kim Juhee / Editor-in-Chief