I, too, am ambidextrous, using a pen and fork with my left hand and throwing a ball and using a knife and scissors with my right hand. But, more importantly, I have spent many tearful moments in my car trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B without getting lost. I have no sense of direction and, even if I have been there before, many times I can't remember how to do it again. My husband and sons, all right handed, never could understand why I was so mixed up and would try, patiently, to have me look at the sun and where it was rising and setting to figure out east from west. Believe me, that never worked!
I am the CEO of a pet product company, have been a senior executive in Fortune 50 companies and have made it a habit to let others drive. I despise driving because I have gotten lost so many times. You have given me a shot in the arm of confidence to trust the GPS and go for it.
I'll look for you on the freeway!
I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how much I loved....ready?.....the photography in some of the articles! My favorite shots were in "Who Owns Your DNA"...really, wonderful images. This is the first time I picked up a copy of "More", and I was pleasantly surprised. Beautifully done!
--Brigitte Petersen, Bedford, VA
I want to begin with telling you and all of the More staff how much I have enjoyed your magazine over the years:)
I enjoyed all the articles in this issue (especially the Michelle Obama article), but was dismayed by the "Dressing Is A Picnic". Did y'all (yes I live in TX!) forget there are many people out there unemployed?? Who spends this kind of money on shoes, purses & broaches?? As I was reading this my 15 yr old daughter kept asking me what I was so angry about as I was making comments with each page I turned. I gave her the magazine to see for herself without telling her why I was angry. Her comment was "who spends this kind of money and seriously $3,800 on a gold bee broach?" I couldn't agree with her more. I can tell you it's not in my budget to buy any of the things you showed on those pages and I'm sure I'm not the only reader who feels that way. How about showing us affordable things we could buy??
--Susan Honeycutt, Highland Village, TX
Hello, Ms. Seymour! Greetings from beautiful, snowy southern Colorado.
Checked the Feb. issue out of the local library to read the nice article on Michelle Obama. Very good. It was interesting to learn about her good work with teenage girls. What a wonderful experience for them.
However, I do have a bone to pick with you. Also on the cover of the Feb. issue is this tempting note "Your Best Haircut at 30, 40, 50, 60." What happened to 70,80, 90, 100 even????? I will have my 71st birthday in a few days and would love to have seen what More might have chosen as good haircuts for my age group and beyond. Please don't cut us off at age 60. There is plenty of life, and good haircuts, left in us for a long time yet!
Now I need to strap on my snowshoes and go for a walk.
--Sheila Swan, Cuchara, CO
I am emailing to comment on your topic of BALANCE :)
personally I think balance doesn't mean do everything, or do it all. Balance means do what you can in the areas of your life that fulfill you - and balance a couple of things so that you can do SOME of both. When we try to do it all, do we feel balanced? not at all.
In my life, I realized this when I got way too stressed and pulled in too many directions; what did I do? I realized I could not do it all AND also be a happy person, mom, wife. So I decided to cut back on my business (removing jewelry inventory from 4 galleries, cutting the number of places I supplied from 7 down to 3, and using that extra inventory for my summer shows). Ahhhhhh, that was balance. Moving some things around in my life, to create space, happiness, less stress. And that's to me just the way it goes, yes some parts of life have to wait, but in the process the everyday life gets so much more joyful. Totally worth what some people would call the 'sacrifice' but look what I gained. In 2-3 years my 3 year old daughter will be in school FT and I'll pick up right where I left off and build my business back up.