Photo by Joshua Grafstein
My time here at Momentum Mag has been true to the old adage, short but very sweet. I’ve been privileged enough to be able to work on two different editions of the magazine and then some, and I’ve gleaned some incredible insight along the way.
When I started here a few months back, I fully expected to be spending my time solely on editorial work—fact checking, proofreading, redlining and such. I had no idea how welcoming the crew here really was and how open they would be to teaching me new things. I was included in everything, and I loved it! I’ve come away with so much valuable experience thanks to their efforts.
I got to learn about cycling culture in my own city and across the continent. I got to test bikes of all different kinds, build trailers, play with gear and even witness a complete e-bike transformation. I’ve been out on photo shoots and witnessed the true, brilliant creativity of our photographers. I got to chat with biking advocates as far away as New York City about cycling where they live and prominent issues in their communities. I’ve even toured around the city with a group of travelling documentarians as they shot footage for their latest project. Best of all, I got to see behind the curtains of a production as solid and engaging as this one, and I feel truly privileged for that.
I’ll certainly miss the good times in the office—lunchtime picnics, bubble tea excursions, listening to radio Dave, and having passionate discussions about grammar. It’s truly been a pleasure working here.