As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Chandler Lifestyle in 2019!

It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write our January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and renewal—and yet, here we are, almost time to do it again.

There’s a unique perspective that working in publishing brings. While we certainly don’t want to wish our lives away, we’re always looking toward the future. Whether it’s planning our next issue or developing story ideas for the next year, we’re often already fast-forwarded to future months before the current month has even begun. In fact, we’re already working on our February issue!

The fast-paced lifestyle this industry calls for can often make it difficult to really settle down and absorb what’s going on around us and, before we know it, the year is over and it’s time to move forward again.

So this December, we hope you take the time to slow down a little bit. With the holiday season upon us, we hope you make the time to take it all in. Enjoy your time with family and friends, bask in the magic of the winter season, reflect on past memories you hold closely in your hearts, and keep the new ones you create in the present for as long as you can. Give gifts from the heart (look for ideas from our gift guides!), take a trip (read about the one I just came back from!), make your house a home (Dena Thomas gives some great suggestions), and make time to tell your friends and family how much you love and appreciate them.

Enjoy the holidays—and we can’t wait to see you next year!