December 2021 Brooke Notes



Hello, December!

Here we are at the end of another year. I always take time in December to reflect and this year certainly brought me a lot of joy.

I had the privilege of spending a lot of quality time with my grandparents who have lived four hours away my whole life until this year!

My boyfriend taught me how to snowboard.

I had the honor of being the president of the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce.

I ate more tacos than I can count.

I participated in my very first CrossFit Open.

Two of my best friends had babies.

One of my best friends got married.

Recorded over 50 episodes for the Forsyth Mags Podcast.

Got to be on the other side of the mic as a podcast guest.

Celebrated 16 years of Forsyth Woman.

Hosted our BIGGEST Tour de Boutique ever with 162 shoppers.

Walked lots and lots of miles with my dogs.

Moved into a new home.

Published the final issue of Forsyth Woman Engaged.

Had my first Lavender and Honey cinnamon roll.

Went paddle boarding with my mom.

Raised money for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of my Papaw.

What a year!


I feel incredibly blessed. Incredibly grateful. The “little” things I mentioned above brought me just as much joy as the big things. I struggle with anxiety—as I know many others do—and finding joy in the little things certainly helps to keep my anxiety at bay. After all, that is what the majority of our lives are made up of, right? The little moments.

The holiday season can be a beautiful time of year, but it can also be a sad and difficult time for some. I encourage you to remember this and always be kind. I love the quote that says, “Whatever the question, the answer is love and compassion.”

This issue has our largest ever Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve got something for everyone on your list. I challenge you to shop local for ALL of your gifts this year!

I can’t get enough of our cover this month! How cute is Emily Davis?! She and her husband, Keith, own Fleet Feet Winston-Salem as well as New Balance Winston-Salem. Their story is an inspiring one and you can read it HERE. I had the pleasure of participating in a shoe fitting event for Mission Feet First… and wow! What an experience. This couple is doing amazing things in our community and I am proud to know them.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

All my best,





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