The Future Issue

Volume 11 Issue 7, March 2012

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In my three years of work at Blueprint Magazine – two of which were spent as Editor-in-Chief – I’ve learned that there’s nothing more di#cult that writing the introduction to your own magazine. To sum up the theme itself and the diversity of contributions contained within the issue into a pithy, well-written thought is never easy. My skill set tends to lie in the editing part of creative writing, not necessarily the producing part.

But alas, here I am, penning my final editor’s note for this publication. I’ll spare our readership a self-indulgent reflection on my time here, but suffice to say, my time as a Blueprint editor has easily been the most informative, valuable, and rewarding aspect of my time at university. My work here has afforded me not only insight into what I want to do with my life, but has allowed me to engage with the truly creative artistic community of this city and beyond.

I don’t exactly know what my future will hold for me. But what I have learned is that my present context is irrevocably connected to my future, and that my time at this wonderful publication has made that future all the more better.

It’s fitting that I’m at a loss as to how to finish this thought off. If I’m bad at writing editor’s notes, I’m even worse with goodbyes.

Morgan Alan