I keep waiting to arrive at some point in my life where I feel like I’ve “made it,” or where I can settle. But in reality there is nowhere to settle: life moves in one long movement through its various stages: high school to college, college to career, even onward to retirement.
When I was a kid and my sister or I would act up, she’d roll with the emotions and say, “It’s just a phase.” I guess it’s not that we “arrive” at something, we merely leave one phase and enter the next. I believe that this is the healthiest way to look at our journey of life—we are just passing through.
In this issue, we feature locals who are at different phases in their lives. Some are going through these phases either personally or professionally, while some are helping others through transitions of their own, like the folks behind the Awesome Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown College Prep. These are just a few of the great stories of people helping and serving others in our community as they move from phase to phase.