Happy New Year!

The sentiments expressed in my holiday card are the same that I wish for my readers.

New York can destroy an individual, or it can fulfill him, depending on a good deal of luck…No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.”  – E.B. White

While I stand at the intersection of ambition and drive waiting for luck to pull up to my bumper, I am reminded to take the time to smell the roses.  I love the bright lights and fast pace of NYC, but the concrete jungle can take its toll.

For the New Year, I wish you the contentment of enjoying the simple things.  For me, it is a weekend, newspaper in hand, snackies from Amy’s Bread and heading to my spot on the Hudson River Path. Reading the paper cover to cover, I tune out the city and slow down – if only for a couple of hours.

For 2013, may success and luck find you and may you retain your ability to smile at simple pleasures – like kids enjoying a snowball fight.  I dare you to have fun!

Happy New Year!


Ronda Lee
Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Ronda is an attorney, writer, and entrepreneur. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Los Angeles and New York. She loves to travel and is passionate about education equity, especially for first generation college students.