Closing the book on another year is always a time to reflect. Did you have any personal goals for 2022? How did you do? How was your year professionally? How’s the family? Did you have any personal growth? I know I did. I’m super proud of the progress I’ve made through therapy this year. I’ve learned that not everything is black and white, and I’m learning how to live in the gray. That’s big for me. If I were to write an autobiography, I’d call it “Living in the Gray” — it’s been a fascinating place to be.


The holidays have a way of filling calendars with events, shopping, and gatherings. Make sure to schedule time to get some much-needed R&R for yourself. Maybe you need to press the reset button on a friendship or professional relationship. Before the year concludes is an optimal time to make that happen. Reset your home, your desk, your car, or your closet. Let’s start 2023 with a clean slate in any area of your life that needs a good ol’ reboot.


A lot can happen in a year. We all have small wins that sometimes get overlooked. Whether that be with friends or on your own, celebrate them! As my friend Beth reminded me, it doesn’t always have to be a big deal. It can be a celebration of one. But if you’re going all out, go out with a bang — fireworks, high fives, desserts, and matching shirts!

With best regards,
Missy Creed McFerron, Publisher(she/her/hers)

P.S. This wouldn’t be a celebration issue without a party of some kind, right? Join us on Thursday, Nov. 9th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 324 E. Capitol Ave. This is Ron Dawson’s newest event space renovation, and it’s perfection! We can’t wait for you all to see it and help us celebrate the final issue of 2022.