Brooke Notes

“I can’t believe it’s already October! Literally feels like it was March just sixteen years ago!” One of our writers shared this recently and it made me laugh out loud! Does this resonate with you?! Some days I feel that the year has flown by, while other days it feels like 2020 has lasted for at least five years. I think one thing we can all agree on is that life has certainly changed since March. I was on a phone call with a close friend and mentor of mine a few days ago and we talked about these life changes. She confided in me that these crazy and uncertain times have made her usual constantly-going-self take a step back. It’s forced her to slow down and the crazy part? She’s loving it. She’s shifted her priorities in a major way.

We’ve all said “I’m too busy” or “I don’t have time” probably thousands of times. This phrase, in my opinion, generally means that it simply isn’t a priority for you. This isn’t an earth-shattering concept—I’m sure you’ve heard this before. But I think now is as good a time as ever to take a look at your priorities. What are you using your valuable time and energy on?

  • Picking up the phone and catching up with a friend or family member?
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone and joining a networking group to grow yourself professionally?
  • Taking time to move your body and get some endorphins flowing?
  • Volunteering with an organization that pulls at your heartstrings?

I encourage you to look at your priorities and make a shift if you need to. Re-evaluate what your priorities are in your current phase of life. It’s perfectly OK to be “too busy” for things, but don’t be too busy for the important things in life. Remember that “important things in life” are different for everyone. Don’t pass judgment on what someone else deems important! This world would be incredibly boring if we all had the exact same priorities.

October is an exciting month in the Forsyth Mags world! We have our Tour de Boutique coming up on October 3rd! Follow along with us on social media as we visit TEN local boutiques throughout the day!

And then, join us on October 8th for Girls’ Night Out at The Grill at the Glen! We are beyond thrilled to be back with in-person GNO events! We’ll have plenty of indoor AND outdoor seating, tons of food and drink specials and as always, our fabulous prize board! See page 93 for additional details.

One last VERY important event happening in October—my best friend is getting married AND turning 30 all within 3 days. Congrats Cassie and Zack and HAPPY 30th Birthday Cas! Wishing you both nothing but love and happiness!

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting Forsyth Woman. Without our amazing readers, we would have no reason to put this magazine together each month. If you visit a business that you see in these upcoming pages, let them know you saw them in FW!

All my best,


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