A year after I was elected as moderator it turned out it was not for a year. I was stretched thin and threw a fit in the mod room. :) Still somehow I went on to serve as a mod for nearly five years more.
Recently I had not been as involved and plugged in into daily happenings of the stack. In part it just had been a long time to keep doing it. And in part my attention in WordPress space went to other things.
I had also noticed that in trying to bring historical perspective to discussions I started to just... drag old baggage into them. A sign of need for fresher touch.
I think I had a long enough run and it is time to part with my moderator diamond.
My work at this site remains an accomplishment I am immensely proud of and I will still be around. Just at more relaxed pace of my own.
I wish good luck to all current and future moderators! I had never been a part of better and smoother moderation process and Stack Exchange is doing it very right as for me.