The most important thing we can do now is to take care of ourselves and those we love by our actions and behavior.

Humans adapt and survive. It’s what we do and we are good at it. We all know the seriousness and the uncertainty of these days. There appears to be no respite from the pandemic.

After careful contemplation, we have decided to forge on and talk about things that make us feel normal. OTL’s content will try to provide positive and exciting things to do and places to go. We don’t encourage you to go now, but when the environment is safe there will be a lot of making up to do.

I was looking into purchasing a home gym.  A trainer said people tend to look at what they don’t have instead of seeing all the opportunity that’s in front of you. That’s a great point. Since we all are spending much more time at home, let’s make the best of it.

OTL always has a restaurant featured in every issue. We flipped the script this time. Richard Arebalo dines in and shares his inner chef by creating an amazing dining experience at home. You’ll feel as if you have received one of those hard to get invitations for one of his epic themed dinners.

We take you to beautiful Galveston Island as part of our travel getaway. Surf’s up. Enjoy the beautiful images and plan to go the end of the summer.

Cimarron Hills Golf and Country club is our featured club. It’s a very special place. The club is truly one of the best in Texas. Once you read about it, you might want to make it your home.

If you start to feel a bit stir-crazy, try hitting the links. Golf, while not on television, is a fantastic option to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather and have a little social interaction (at the proper distance). Most clubs are allowing members to play and many public courses have remained open. Call the course of your choice and ask if they are open. If you play 18 holes, you can escape for four to five hours. It’s a wonderful opportunity to free your mind and feel a normal routine.

A long walk/run/bike is an excellent way to feel better. Exercise releases endorphins and helps you build up your immune system to fight off viruses. If you’re doing it in your neighborhood, don’t forget to wave or nod to your neighbors and allow adequate distancing.

Most restaurants are open for takeout. Take advantage of that and support these businesses. They are doing a magnificent job feeding us. Special thanks to all the medical heroes treating the sick and saving lives.

The bottom line is that we are all dealing with this situation together. Anxiety is running a little higher than usual for many people. We will get through this together and come out on the other side just a little better. This has provided us a chance to slow down, think and examine who we are and what we do. Use this reboot as an opportunity to make improvements in multiple aspects of our lives, relationships, and careers. We don’t know what the future holds but know we have a future.

Social distancing has brought us closer together.

Sedric Walker,
Publisher, OTL Magazine



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