I came across a new phrase while reading an appeal letter from Wikipedia programmer here.
I feel like I’m living the first line of my obituary.
What does "living the first line of my obituary" mean in this context?
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It means the most important thing you will do in your life. It is a reference to the TV program The West Wing when C.J. said, referring to her job as the chief of staff:
"You think I'm not aware that I'm living the first line of my obituary right now?"