The View: January 2018

“New Year, New You.”

It’s a phrase I’ve often seen as we prepared this issue. Both in ads and editorial. It made me think… What is “my” new me for 2018? Should I tell the 68,000+ readers who read Forsyth Woman every month? Will publically acknowledging it keep me accountable? While I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions, per se, I am a big believer in lifestyle changes. Tiny, baby steps to a New You, any time of the year.

First of all, I want to walk more. My husband is a walking or bike-riding maniac, and we often walk together. He does much more than I do, but he’s also retired. I walk a lot but would like to make it a part of my daily routine. I want it to become so routine, it would feel weird to NOT do it.

Secondly, I want to do a better job of acknowledging great service – whether it’s a restaurant, retail boutique, service shop, etc. As a small business owner, I know how important that feedback is. When I get great service, I want to take the time to let the manager know. It’s so much easier to complain about bad service, but I want to go out of my way to praise good service. Maybe you can join me on this one. Wouldn’t that be a great and easy way to brighten someone’s day?

Speaking of great service, you’d have to search far and wide to find better service than what’s offered at Midtown Cafe & Dessertery. Our cover story this month, this restaurant has over 30 years in our community. Known for both breakfast and desserts, Midtown is a great choice for lunch, dinner, or meals on the go through the Midtown Market. Be sure to read their cover story in this issue!

This month, please be sure to read our article about Forsyth Community on page 70, and check out the Facebook page (Forsyth Community) to learn where you can pick up the 2018 edition.

It’s always a bit challenging to put together January magazines. We start just as Thanksgiving is wrapping up and finish before Christmas. It’s hard to step away from the holidays to focus on a new year when there’s still so much going on! But it’s a must in the publishing world.

And another must for me is the acknowledgment of both our readers, advertisers, and, of course, our team. As we move towards our 13th year in print (September 2018!), I know it’s because of these three groups that my dream job became a reality. Thank you, from the bottom of a very grateful heart.


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