“The only constant in life is change.”
– Heraclitus of Ephesus
I know that this past year, I’ve personally weathered many changes. I face “half” an empty nest in the fall, I started a new and challenging magazine title for Singles ( Single&smart and www.singleandsmart.com) and I’m embarking on new friendships and new work associations. Never underestimate how old and new relationships can impact your life. I like my routines, so when I rock the proverbial boat over here, I usually have a pretty good reason to. Either that, or have little choice but to. I bet most of you feel the same. In and around town, change is certainly in the air–in a good way, thankfully.
From the infusion of new, vibrant businesses up and down King Street, to the debut of the “new” New Castle Media Center, it’s clear that Chappaqua is an ever changing hamlet. Certainly, there are some changes we wish would just speed up…and that includes the 120 Bridge work, as Nina Markowitz reports. We’re all looking forward to a handsome and finished entry way into downtown Chappaqua and the official word is we really are almost at the finish line. Hooray! There are other changes we hope might slow down. Many of us would rather not see Bill and Hillary Clinton leave town, but should a move to Bedford Hills come to pass, we’re ready to accept that too.
Finally, in keeping with a Change theme, I am proud to feature as our cover story, the changing hats of Jen Cook. Whether holding a fire hose or a whisk or bottle of massage oil, Jen personifies the idea that change is not only inevitable but is vital to our survival. Jen talks openly and courageously about the many life challenges she has met head on. She clearly possesses a survivor spirit most of us would do well to emulate. Jen told me it was a dream of hers to be on the cover of Inside Chappaqua. Glad we could help make your dream come true, Jen!
Wishing you all positive changes!