Brooke Notes



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Dear Readers,

It is my absolute honor to be the brand new publisher of Forsyth Woman! If you’ve been a longtime reader of the magazine, you know that Keela (past publisher and also my amazing mom) isn’t going far! She’s simply taking a step back and enjoying more lake time with my dad. This magazine has been her baby for the last 15 years and she will always be involved with it somehow – and I wouldn’t dream of having it any other way!

I have to admit that I struggled a bit to write this initial letter as your new publisher. I want to kick this September issue off with a BANG and write something that really resonates with you, our amazing readers.

An entrepreneur that I follow and have a huge amount of respect for posted something the other day that really got me thinking. Her name is Jill Coleman (read the full post on her Instagram account, @jillfit) and she wrote about trust and how she experiences a whole lot more joy in life when she trusts. Trusts that she’s doing her best and that others are, too; trusts that she can always learn more and that every single person has something to teach her; trusts that every choice and action she takes is moving her closer or further away from the person she wants to be. These are simple, yet profound, lessons for all of us.

I have a growth mindset and believe strongly that you should surround yourself with people who are constantly searching for growth and becoming the best they can be. Whether that’s in the gym, in your career or in your relationships… always. be. growing. And trust that you will grow if you set your mind to learning from others and doing your best.  The one thing most every person I choose to associate with has in common with me is that growth mindset. I surround myself with people who are constantly growing and becoming better versions of themselves.

It is no different for this magazine. I want nothing more than to see Forsyth Woman (and the Forsyth Magazines brand family) continue to grow. Not just in page count, but in other ways, too: bringing community awareness to important issues, raising funds for nonprofits, helping small businesses grow, bringing our community together through events, and being a local resource for light and positivity. The trajectory on which my mom put Forsyth Woman 15 years ago was one of celebration – of women, of local businesses, of community and charity, and of a passion for personal growth. I am humbled to have been chosen to continue along this path that she forged, and pledge to faithfully adhere to the original goals and ideals of the magazine she created, established and loved.

So I encourage you – each and every one of you – to do the work to adapt to a growth mindset, and if you already have one, I encourage you to get to growing! Let’s finish out this last quarter of the year saying we grew in some special way.

I hope you enjoy this issue that our team worked tirelessly to put together! We love what we do and we love hearing from you! Share an article you love on your Facebook page, visit a new business you see featured in these pages or check out our Forsyth Magazines podcast (a new episode releases every Thursday!).

If you have feedback for us, or just want to say hello, we’d love to hear from you! Shoot me an email at brooke@forsythmags.com

All my best,


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