Happy Anniversary!

August will mark the first anniversary of Hendersonville Lifestyle magazine. The last 12 issues have been a fast, exciting and humbling experience, and we look forward to being a small part of your life over the next 12 months and beyond. I want to thank all our advertising partners and monthly readers for trusting in Hendersonville Lifestyle over the past year. We have had so much fun; it’s hard to believe it has been 12 months and summer is almost coming to an end with back to school this month.

But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school out forever). And, as summer begins to come to a close (at least in the summer break sense—if you prefer to go by the astronomical seasons you still have almost two more months, yay!), it’s time to start thinking about getting back to those backpacks, lunches, busy days and football.

The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time. Whether it be the first day of kindergarten or senior year of college, it marks a new time in the never-ending quest for knowledge.

A new time of finding out who your teacher is, going school supply shopping, choosing the perfect back-to-school wardrobe, decorating your new dorm room, learning about your new roommate or trying to remember where you have to go when and how much time you have to get there.

While a new school year is an exciting time of beginnings, it’s also a stressful time. That’s why our August issue of Hendersonville Lifestyle aims to provide a little help with our back-to-school guide.

You’ll also find inside a testament to some of the most important people we meet in life: teachers. Join us as we pay homage to the people who shape us all through our formative years and who encourage us to see the world through curious eyes.

To all the teachers joining us this month: thank you. None of us would be where we are without you.

Have a great school year, and remember, never stop learning.

Happy anniversary, Hendersonville Lifestyle.