Every couple of years, the commander of the place where I work passes his position to another person.
I've been fortunate to stay in the same place to witness this end of cycle occur twice in a row, which kind of left me wondering about the things that changed over these two years of work when compared with the previous two year cycle.
A lot changed and mostly for the better.
We got more equipment and improved work conditions - but to be honest - I think the most important of it all was the chance of working along with someone that had such a dynamic perspective of life that inspired so many including myself.
He arrived to our workplace as a boss and left our house as a friend.
A cycle has ended.