I started writing this last editorial about the bizarre experience of receiving near-constant criticism online, something becoming more and more common. Editing Honi, much of this comes from people you know personally, who seem to forget that behind the name Honi Soit, we are just 10 people, mostly still finding our feet.
But those people aren’t what I’ll take away from this year. The other bizarre thing about Honi is that, if you’re lucky, you’ll take away the collective knowledge and experience of 10 brilliant people. I’ll be forever indebted to my nine co-editors for making me both a better writer and a more empathetic person. There’s a lot of things I’ll miss about Honi, and some I won’t, but I hope I won’t have to miss any of you. I’d also like to thank my family and friends outside Honi (I swear I have some!). The best advice I was given before editing was to have someone outside the team to talk, rant or cry to. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have more than one of these people — you know who you are — and I couldn’t have done it without you.