Jump! Our Leap of Faith a Year Later From the Editor
One year ago we jumped head first into Shore Local Newsmagazine. It was not an easy decision. In fact, I was experiencing another case of cold feet when I watched a 6-minute video called “Jump.” The clip featured Steve Harvey talking with his studio audience. The celebrity host of Family Feud didn’t know the cameras were still rolling. The video instantly went viral with over 58 million views. “Jump” helped me summon the courage I needed to allow my dreams to be larger than my fears. It really resonated with me when Steve Harvey said, “ I wish I could tell you it would be easy, but it won’t. There will be scrapes, cuts and bruises.”
He goes on to say, “Your parachute will not open right away. But if you do not jump, your parachute will NEVER open. If you play it safe, you’ll never soar.” If we never took the chance, we would never know. We jumped. We reconstructed our days, our lives, and our dreams. We made mistakes, learned a lot, and have been blessed with an amazing team of writers, photographers, and graphic designers. With this issue, we celebrate our 1 year anniversary, and we want to take this opportunity to thank you for making this possible. Thank you to our team, all the individuals that came together to share their talents and skills, who continue to make Shore Local Newsmagazine better with every issue. Thank you to our advertisers who believed in us and gave us the opportunity to promote their businesses. Finally, thank you to each and every reader that has ever picked up a copy of Shore Local and given us a chance. You are the community that Shore Local Newsmagazine celebrates and loves. We promise to continue our commitment of supporting and promoting the local businesses, people, and events that make our community great.