For my birthday last year, my dear friend Christina wanted to buy me a subscription to a magazine. Specifically, she wanted me to choose a magazine that I wanted to be published in. We spend a lot of time talking about our careers and goals and dreams, and this present was intended to help support where I wanted to go next. Instead of choosing a local, more plausible, magazine, I chose the publication that I love the most right now — Martha Stewart’s Body and Soul magazine — knowing full well that this was a pipe dream, but certainly one that would make me happy coming into my mailbox.
Last week I got an e-mail from Body and Soul, saying they want to send me free copies of the magazine to thank me for my contribution. Delighted, I said, yes please! But, what contribution? I think I’d remember submitting to my FAVOURITE MAGAZINE.
Where did I find it, but in the magazine that came through my mail box yesterday. Right inside the magazine, as a half page photo.
All I have to ask is this: is this a coincidence? Or is it a result of Christina’s thoughtful present? And if it’s from the latter, which I like to believe it is, my birthday is fast approaching again…