For the past few years it has been an absolute privilege to serve as editor of this cherished magazine.

In this role, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with a talented staff of publishers, writers, artists, photographers, designers and creatives.

Together we have brainstormed, collaborated and produced what we feel is a valuable service and resource for families in the area.

It’s an understatement to say how grateful I am for everyone’s minds, their time and their gusto.

I’ve learned that a significant amount of hard work goes into publishing a magazine. We have done this work outside of normal business hours-in the early mornings before work, late at night, over lunch and on the run, when necessary.

I’m beholden to this work but have found myself in need of a break and space to pursue other family responsibilities and endeavors.

So by the time you read this, it will be someone else’s turn to share their ideas and talents with Augusta Family but I am certain the continued philosophy and high level of integrity will continue beyond me.

Moving on is a poignant experience and there is inevitably some sadness involved but there is a greater sense that the change is timely and rewarding.

I find these thoughts both moving and inspiring because the great paradox of life is that with every ending comes a new beginning. Life goes on, insisting that we move with it.

So a heartfelt thank you to everyone, especially our readers. It is with a blur of mixed feelings and farewells, I say good bye to my role as editor and hello to a new beginning.

And to leave you with a few words of inspiration- if you are also facing an ending or new beginning, I encourage you to connect with the spirit of optimism and hope.

Ignite whatever courage you need to take your dreams and pursue them with fierce determination to create your best life for your family and remember to always follow your dreams because they know the way.

All the best, 

Renee Williams

This article appears in the May 2019 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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