Three years ago, when I became editor of TIP, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.
I mean that in the best possible way. Which is not to say, I suppose, that I didn’t have some delusions early on.
It was probably late March 2013, so I wasn’t fully “official” yet, and I was out mowing the lawn for the first time that season. I had my earbuds in, my Zune blasting away, and my brain musing about what would be different, now that I was an editor. Because editors are, I have always believed, Important People.
I was on the cusp of becoming an Important Person! Wasn’t it the case that Important People didn’t mow their own lawns? Being an editor had to have some perks, right? Why, now that I was Important, I might never have to mow my own lawn again!