Welcome to the March 2022 Issue

by | Mar 2022

March 2022 Lake Minnetonka Magazine

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This month can certainly be a time of transition in terms of weather. In all likelihood, colder temps and icy precipitation have invited themselves over for another spell before warmer weather RSVPs “yes” to our requests for a wardrobe change.

It’s all about change, and it has me thinking about transitions of another sort. Both of this issue’s features are based, in part, on the willingness to embrace change, which can come by way of new zip codes, job titles and learning curves and even returns to diaper duties.

In this issue, read about Wayzata resident Maha Abouelenein, who has lived and worked in the U.S. and the Middle East. She discusses the importance of “sharpening her saw.” She says, “You have to always think about being a lifelong learner … I have to constantly learn new things.” 

A healthy dose of inquisitiveness goes a long way when it comes to learning and opening the doors of opportunity and change. “If you have a sense of curiosity, you’re probably going to open yourself up to more opportunities, and you never know what you’re going to find interesting that could truly turn into a tremendous opportunity for you,” Abouelenein says.

Being open to opportunities can be mean opening your heart, too. In Star Struck, discover the story of John and Lynn O’Neil, local parents to two adult children and two babies, born just days apart thanks to two Minnesota surrogates. We were invited to learn more about the family’s journey and get a peek into the children’s beautiful nursery, which features some unexpected design choices that remind us that cute and cool can coexist.


-Renée Stewart-Hester


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