Letter from the Creative Director 5

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a person who likes to come up with new ideas. I am a bit of a dreamer and a problem solver, and I constantly find myself thinking up new business startups, inventions or ways to make products better. I can’t help it, and I have a hard time turning it off, and often times I wait too long, and someone else has the same idea and creates it first. (I’m still kicking myself about that Google thing. Ha!)

My brother is an entrepreneur, so I often times text him ideas of things he should do. Some are great ideas and some aren’t. He is a risk-taker and visionary but makes very smart decisions in the midst of just jumping and going for it. It has served him very well, and I admire him greatly for his adventurous and confident spirit. Throughout the years he has encouraged me to pursue some of my ideas, but the ones that have stuck with me have always been the ideas that I am personally connected to and have a passion towards.

In our February issue, we wanted to share with you some of the local entrepreneurs and artists that started with a little idea and have turned that dream in to a reality. Whether it is a business owner, musician, artist or maker, each person featured took an idea and a chance and jumped. I admire the work of each person we had the privilege of interviewing this month, and their hard work, creativity and dedication to their trade is impressive and inspiring. We all have gifts and talents that are unique, and it’s never too late to explore those gifts and use them, whether it be with the world or with just those around us that we love. If you are sitting on an idea or dream, I want to encourage you to not give up on it. You never know what could come of it till you try.