Krista Turcasso

The happiness and confidence radiated from her, it was infectious and pure gold. The kind of feeling you hope your kids have a lot in life. The kind of feeling you have when you’re completely immersed in something you love.

Comforting is an understatement - our community is our Fernie Family.

Let’s all stop what we are doing, step outside (if not already there) and look around. Take a deep breath, inhaling the magnificent fresh air this mountain town provides. Relish in where we are, and count our blessings. We are here, in Fernie. Five minutes from solitude in any direction.

There has been a palpable change in the air throughout 2018, taking place within the hearts of us all. A metamorphosis, a realization, a process that has needed to happen to allow an awakening of sorts. 

You see, November is a gift. It’s an opportunity. 30 days, just for you to connect with yourself and those around you. To slow down the pace. To feel calm. It seems like a natural evolution this time of year.

It’s so easy to become complacent. Moving through each day, satisfied with what we have, what we’re doing, where we’re going. It’s simple, comfortable and helps us to avoid disappointment, avoid failure. But, what if?

This month's issue is the tie that binds this magazine, which is a direct reflection of community being so integral to our little mountain town. 

This April, as we celebrate the beautiful Earth. Let’s see what kind of impact we can have in a day, in a month, in a year! I have a feeling it’s going to be amazing.

Being without Internet and cable at home our Editor started noticing how different she felt. Fantastic. Confident. Happy doing what I’m doing, when I’m doing it. Being present.

Albert, you were so right. While it’s important to make it simple, let’s not focus on simpler.