I wanted to let y'all know that I requested to step down as a mod recently, and it looks like my diamond has now been poof-d after the requisite 6-8 weeks (actually much shorter than that, thank you CMs <3)
A lot has changed in the last 3(!) years - in my personal life, the world, and SE - and I've simply been feeling burnt out. I kept waffling back and forth on the decision to resign, but ultimately, I felt guilty keeping the diamond yet knowing I wasn't serving the community how I wanted to be. Plus I have all confidence that the current mod team will continue to do a great job :)
I've learned so much from everyone here, and I'm so grateful for the experience. Being a mod has at times felt like a crash course in interpersonal skills (let's see... conflict-aversion cross-culture online-interaction... to name a few). For the time being though, I'm happy to be back to a regular user - see you on the main site?