“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” -Steve Jobs
The days of summer are slipping away as we come to the realization that it is August! Hopefully, our cover will bring back memories of looking things up in the encyclopedia – the old version of Google, I guess you could say! I know it didn’t take me long to learn not to ask how to spell something, or what a word meant. In the ancient days, you were told to, “go look it up.”Therefore, depending on the question, the answer to everything (it seemed) could be found either in the dictionary or the encyclopedia. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, well then, Google it!
I recently read a quote: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”Sometimes, we start on journeys, and may not be sure what path we are going down exactly, but set out on the journey of creating our future. This month, four years ago, the future of ARRAY began. A need was heard that our community wanted a positive and affordable publication to advertise their businesses in, that also told about all the good things going on in our community. We started that journey, with just a handful of people and a few dollars to get the first issue published. The plan came together and we moved forward, with the focus on getting the next issue out, making each issue better, while always listening to our community and what they wanted and needed.
We still have that vision, and have worked hard to provide our wonderful community with that option. While we have made lots of adjustments along the way, and have gotten over the potholes and bumps in the road, we are still working to make this the best variety magazine around. We appreciate those that have been on this journey with us, whether they stayed for a short period, or for the whole roller coaster ride. We appreciate our advertisers, readers, and every single person that has worked on the magazine in any way. When you step back to look at all it takes to get a single issue out each month, it is truly amazing, and it could not be done without teamwork.
In the next few months, ARRAY will be partnering with others within the community to bring some very exciting things into play. We can’t wait for the announcements, and the new adventures we will be going on. However, the bottom line is, we remain true to our original vision; to remain professional and ethical (whether others do or not), and provide you with insight into our growing and changing community through a positive light. While many have cheered us on, and some others have done the opposite, we continue this amazing journey. Thank you all, and we look forward to what the next year brings as we head towards year five!
Enjoying the journey,