Extol December 2019 - January 2020 - Page 11

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Photo of Extol Magazine Editor For much of my adult life, I’ve made resolutions slate Fenton Monday” a “fresh start first day of the new in Chief Angie and or her for the New Year. Then, weeks — sometimes year,” Applegate, on Thursday, Oct. 3, I began tackling a list husband Jason Extol months — later, I’d quietly acknowledge I’d of “to-do for and me” Director items one at a time. Magazine Co-Founder (usually) failed yet again. I have no idea of why While I’ll refrain Sales, on their wedding day, from sharing the list here I’ve persisted knowing what the outcome would — by but will Bennett share in | our next issue — I’m happy Oct. 4, 2014, Tony be, but I did. Until 2019. tonybennettstudio.com to report I’ve been successful. That’s because I Just before there were exactly 90 days left until Jan. 1, 2020, I sat down and wrote a list of things I wanted to accomplish and enlisted the help of life coach Laura Wagner (Laura-Wagner.com) and sought accountability from some of my WHAS11 colleagues (I host “Great Day Live,” a weekday morning show that airs 10-11 a.m. on the ABC affiliate). Instead of waiting for a “clean keep one of Laura’s mantras always in mind: “It’s about progress not perfection.” It’s also about acknowledging the blessings in my life more than I do my failures. This final issue of the year contains a multitude of blessings, both given and received, and I hope you’ll find inspiration and hope in these pages — because who couldn’t use more of both. As Extol heads into the fifth year of publication, my team and I are incredibly grateful to you for the continued support as we strive to extol what makes Southern Indiana a community like no other. Truly, Angie Fenton Editor in Chief angie@extolmag.com @angiefenton on Twitter @angiefenton2 on Facebook @angieeff on Instagram Made by Morgan columnist Morgan Sprigler — one of our in-house crafters — is on hiatus to enjoy the holidays. She’s pictured here with her husband, Chad, and their daughters, Genevieve and Evelyn. • Photo by Cris Bueno of ClickMyKids.com EXTOL : DECEMBER 2019/JANUARY 2020 9