I am totally obsessed with magazines. Always have been, always will be.
There is just something about the sleek design, shiny pictures, and
wave of new, exciting information that keeps me coming back!
When I was in high school I was literally convinced I would one day become editor of Seventeen Magazine. I actually emailed Atoosa Rubenstein (the editor at the time) and asked her for advice!
(I tried to find the email, but to no avail).
Atoosa is the person who really got me into magazines. She is this strong, powerful woman
who was always talking about girl power, leadership, being whoever you wanted to be, and loving yourself exactly as you are. I was so moved by her passionate words that I thought I could follow in her
footsteps and work for a national publication like Seventeen, where I would have the opportunity
to reach out to young women and inspire them the way she inspired me.
Actually, I had a dream a few weeks ago in which I met her at a party
and shook her hand. Like the nerd I am, I was so excited to go home and blog about
how I accomplished goal #057: Shake hands with a celebrity.
I actually felt sad when I woke up and realized it was just a dream, haha!
Anyway. I stopped reading Seventeen because it started to seem really cheesy and superficial
(still unsure if that was because I had passed the age of 17 or because there was a new editor).
My new magazine of choice is GLAMOUR.
And, as you can assume, I chose to write a letter to the editor of GLAMOUR.
This issue came at a time when I really needed it.
I just sat in my room for two days (Yeah! It took me two days!!!)
and devoured all of the advice they could muster up about
beauty, fashion, health, guys, careers, and everything else under the sun.
They also have this section called "Hey it's OK" (roommates of 6799 Trigo,
you know what I'm talking about!) that I am particularly fond of.
Sooo, I thought it would be nice of me if I finally wrote them a little letter of praise.
Soooo, I did.
Soooooo... the end :)