Sensi Magazine May 2018 - Orange County Digital Edition
May 01, 2018 07:27AM
● By Amber Orvik
THIS MONTH, WE CELEBRATE THE “UNOFFICIAL” START OF SUMMER: MEMORIAL DAY. IT’S A TIME WHEN MOST AMERICANS TRADITIONALLY PUT THEIR THREE-DAY WEEKEND TO GOOD USE BY HITTING THE ROAD FOR A LITTLE GETAWAY OF SOME SORT, AND I FERVENTLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THE SAME. TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND GET OUT OF THE HOUSE. GO ON A HIKE, A CAMPOUT, A PICNIC, OR A ROAD TRIP. GET SOME SUN AND SOME EXERCISE— OR, EVEN BETTER, EXERCISE YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE.
You don’t need to be Indiana Jones—or even Bill and Ted, for that matter—to have a most excellent adventure. And you don’t need to do something dangerous or grandiose like climb a mountain, wrestle an alligator, or jump out of an airplane—all you need to do is leave your comfort zone and embrace the unfamiliar. The excitement of exploration is all about breaking out of your routine and rejuvenating your spirit. Exposing yourself to new places, cultures, and flavors provides valuable perspective, fosters tolerance, and expands your horizons … literally.
Of course, the enlightened are those who learn to approach life itself as an adventure—to derive joy from the journey, bumpy though it may sometimes be. It’s been my experience that if you follow your heart and heed the signs the universe leaves along the road for you, then destiny will determine your destination. As it happens, I’ve recently reached a rather fateful fork in my own path.
Last fall, I joined the Sensi team with the goal of helping to launch their three new SoCal editions and establishing the brand’s presence on the West Coast. Eight months, five issues, and three killer launch parties later, I’m proud to say I’ve accomplished that goal. Along the way, I’ve learned more about both magazine making and myself and been warmly welcomed into a family of professionals for whom I hold a deep respect. But alas, a new adventure beckons, and I must be moving on.
My sincerest thanks to Sensi for this historic opportunity— I’m proud of the work I’ve done and what we’ve achieved. And thanks to you, the readers, for your enthusiastic support and positive feedback. I look forward to watching this magazine continue to grow, succeed, and set the standard for the new normal.
Bon voyage, fellow travelers!
Bobby Black // MANAGING EDITOR - SENSI MAGAZINE SoCAL
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