THIS IS GONNA BE ONE EPIC GOODBYE, GOIZ!
Before we get down to serious biz, I just want to greet you all a hearty MERRY CHRISTMAS! It's that time of the year again when we get to create special memories with our friends and family (not to mention eat tons of food and splurge on toys). And speaking of special memories, it saddens me to say that my journey of creating kick-butt memories with KZ ends here. *cue man tears* I know that it has only been a year of awesome radventures, but alas, I must bid you KZers farewell. Leading K-Zone has been nothing but amazing. It was a dream job that allowed me to harness my inner geek, be imaginative, and work with some of the coolest personalities this side of the planet. While with the magazine, I learned tons about dragon-slaying, preparing for the impending zombiepocalypse, dealing with aliens from outer space, and using my superpowers to fight pesky villains. But of all the knowledge and XP I gathered, what I found most special was being able to tell stories to kids like you. You see, each and every one of us has a unique story to tell—tales of bravery and courage, of new opportunities and challenges that must be conquered. And although I am closing another chapter of my life, one that has kept me as happy as a hungry Ninja Turtle with unlimited boxes of pepperoni pizza, I am also glad to be moving on. Where, you ask? Well, the kingdom that I am going to is one bursting at the seams with more dangerous missions. If it sounds like fun, that's because it is. Don't worry! I'm leaving you all in capable hands. Ate Micah, your new KWEEN, is quite the adventurer herself. She's a former KZ staffer who has traveled the world, created mind-bending artwork, and is rumored to be a top secret agent working for a special troop of slick female spies (ask her about it when you get the chance). In order to be your new editor in chief, she had to swim through frog-infested swamps (ewww!), sleep in a haunted house for a week (oh noes!), and beat an army of sneaky ninjas (kapow!). And I'm glad to say, she aced every last test we put her through. To celebrate and welcome her into the team, we threw a schweet neon-Chemed party, where we shook our butts to some crazy beats! We wish you all could've been there, because it was F-U-N! Now, I'm excited to see all the LOL-worthy memories you'll be creating with her and the rest of the KZ team. It's time for me to head off on another wild journey of my own! It's been real, yo!!!