letter from the EDITOR
In a year that will go down in the history books, we have all
faced changes, challenges and triumphs. The impact of the
coronavirus traced its way to our own community in ways
that we never could have expected, but had to endure,
I myself experienced so many highs and lows throughout
the year. I contracted the virus in early September,
though I counted my blessings that I was one of the lucky
ones to have a mild case. I also experienced personal
heartache and had to learn to pivot, as we all did, when a
number of challenges came my way.
But it was also a year of growth and milestones and a steady reminder of the power of a grateful and positive state
of mind. I bought a house just off of the Marietta Square that I adore. Instead of binging on Netflix all day during
quarantine and the many more hours I would spend at home than usual, I turned my love of making jewelry into
more than just a hobby. I found joy in decorating my new home (not so much putting up wallpaper by myself, but the
end result was worth it). We launched the Cobb Life Sunday Podcast under the MDJ umbrella and my interviews with
our community’s incredibly inspiring people have given me great joy and insight.
One of those guests, Dr. Ike Reighard, shared during our interview something that I think we could all use as we
leave 2020 behind, but retain its lessons: “When you can find purpose in the storms that blow into your life, to not
waste your grief, it just helps you to make sense of life and you find out that you can to survive it.”
Hopefully, 2021 brings us all a sense of purpose (and surely a few less storms).
8 COBB LIFE | JANUARY 2021