When I was in junior high school (now called “middle school”), I took a course called career wheel. Each semester we would rotate to a different class and learn about a career or topics regarding career. One of my semesters I spent working in the library. Sounds boring to many but for an awkward, shy girl like myself, it was one of the most memorable moments during that time of my life. It is where I first read the book, Diary of Anne Frank, and discovered that Little House on the Prairie wasn’t just a TV show but was actually a series of books written by the real life Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Okay now that I’ve massively dated myself, I’ll continue. Something else I feel in love with was the periodicals section. I loved looking at all the magazines and especially magazines I had never heard of before. Not only did I get to see all the teen magazines as they came out but I also got to engross myself in the adult magazines. I’ve always had a fascination with the magazine industry and I even toyed with my own magazine at one point.
Now that we’re in the digital age, there are some amazing magazines that have come out. Don’t get me wrong I also love my print magazines. I thought I would share three of my favorites with you. I picked these magazines because they didn’t go down the same beaten path of fashion, food or male problems. These magazines are inspiring and chock full of positive information I can apply to myself and I find that I read each of them cover to cover. Without further adieu, let me introduce you.
I was at Hobby Lobby one day and came across the sister magazine Where Women Create. I purchased it and devoured it. The magazine was chock full of inspiring stories of other creatives. I couldn’t put it down and was sad to find out that they only publish four issues a year. Jump ahead a few years and they decided to add this sister publication, Where Women Create Business. Of course I pre-ordered the first issue and was in love! I couldn’t believe how much better this magazine was than Where Women Create. It is most likely because it focuses more on business but it still has some great stories of other creatives making their mark. It has great business advice and it comes from a different angle than most. I can’t recommend it enough. It cost more than your average magazine but it is so worth it and it is something you will want to collect because it is so beautifully laid out. I use my past issues as coffee table decor.
This is a digital magazine I stumbled across when I had finished reading Matchbook Magazine and there was a suggested reading list of other magazines. One of the reasons I love this magazine is that it combines motherhood, entrepreneurship and everyday living all in one. Now usually the motherhood topic alone would turn me off not that I have an aversion to it, I’m just not into making everything about babies. This magazine does it tastefully and I find myself reading their articles or looking at the products even though I don’t have children, at least not here with me. I’m still new to this magazine but so far I really love it.
I’m not sure how I came across this magazine but it is one of my all time favorites. I look forward to it each month and am so sad when I finish the last page but this one is published monthly so I don’t have to wait too long. They do an amazing job of featuring stories of other creatives and they cover some great finds and trends. I also had the pleasure of hearing one of the co-founders, Katie Armour, speak at The Southern C Summit this year. She is so much fun and just a spit fire. This magazine is free so you have nothing to lose picking up your copy.