As we keep moving forward, we have much to be grateful for.
Jumping back in, there is much talk about “getting back to normal,” but consider this: a great deal of those who have been working from home will not want to dress and go back to the office setting. I don’t want to go back to normal. I like groceries delivered to my door. I’ve so enjoyed the quiet nights, and binge watching the entire first season of The Chosen on YouTube for free.
What we’ve experienced can be mind-blowing. Who would have dreamed we’d be required to wear a mask in public, get fined or arrested for attending church or opening a business?
For me, the lockdown was ripe with opportunities to trust God for His provision.
Some advertisers did cut back, fearful over the economy. Thankfully, more than one seized on the opportunity to have access to all our stay-at-home readers and stepped up. Our magazine’s routine didn’t change that much, we did polybag the last issue for an added layer of safety. During the shutdown we launched a dazzling new website, with video. Please go take a look; we are quite proud of it.
Moving forward, this will be a memorable June for all of us when we’re able to gather to enjoy sun, the beach, and ocean waves.
June good news includes our fabulous June issue. Our modern home of distinction is a beauty we’ve all wanted to see inside and it does not disappoint. There’s a look back at Newell’s and an effort to honor Lester Newell, and for summertime eats: paella.
We’ve included Topsail’s new high-rise bridge, the alligators among us, and reader comments on “What I want to do when the stay-at-home order has lifted.” Personally, I have been dreaming of floating in the water and the eggplant arugula pizza from Ash Aziz’s Pizzeria Il Forno at the Pointe.
Along with the thousands who loved him, we mourn the loss of Causeway Café’s Dave Monaghan.
As we go forward my hope is none of us will ever be the same.
Enjoy each day to its fullest.