I'm moving myself to Reserve for the indefinite future.
I think the site is going in a fairly good direction right now. The Wikiwalk project is a great sign of things to come; the 3000 contest seems really exciting; I'm surprised and gratified that we've never shrunk and died the way people claimed we would. The final policy documents Troy put into place with my help (and interference, as per tradition) and the promotion of the seven new admins, are moves I strongly believe will be extremely valuable for the site. Moves that I felt had to be made before I took a step back as staff.
I've gotten a lot of personal growth out of this site. I got seriously involved here in the wake of a major life upheaval, years ago. I wanted to feel useful, and I wanted to make a difference in peoples' lives, even in the small ways a not-so-large internet community like this can provide.
And… I got that. A lot more of that than I expected, really. I'm astonished at how many people read and care about this site. It's continually been surprising how many people I've met in offline spaces who know what this place is and enjoy reading our work here, and value what we've built.
Up until last week, I played a central role in running this site, out of necessity. I've worked hard over the past year to build up to that not being a necessity anymore. So now I'm happy to take a step back.
I don't plan to disappear entirely. For one, there are stories still living in my head. I'll probably do a few Resurrection stories that I wanted to do from the beginning, flagrantly ignoring the lack of setup for them, and hopefully opening up the canon for people to do what the hell they want with all but a few characters. I'm also thinking of one or two SCPs, maybe some collab stuff — like collab logs for SCP-1985, and an O5 Command Dossier. And maaaaaaybe Eschatology; to be honest, that's looking really unlikely now, but it's the third thing on the list, at least.
I'm looking forward to playing a different role as Reserve. I'm happy to be around to help out the new admins, and occasionally policy issues going forward, on both site and chat. I'm still proud to say I help run this site… but I'm happy to no longer be one of the two or three people with way too much power and say in how things go.
I won't be making any more policy changes, or major wiki/chat decisions, or running any more projects. I've already worked at making myself less visible, and now I plan to be even less visible. When I am around publicly, I'm going to defer to our new admins (and the remaining veteran active admins) in all cases. I'll be around as chat admin and chat owner, but also mostly behind the scenes.
My goal is to focus on my career and life off this site, while still being around to help out now and then. I've wanted this for a long time, and now I think I get to have it.