I've read a lot of magazines in my lifetime and I just want you to know how much I've enjoyed More. While on vacation, I purchased More at the checkout line and tossed it into my cart of rafts and sun block. I read every page, cover to cover, and by the time I was finished I thought: "Wow, I really like that magazine, but it must be a coincidence that every page had my attention." Usually, I look through magazines and only read about 25%. So, the next time I was in the checkout line, my cynicism kicked in when I saw the next issue of More staring back at me. I thought: "I wonder if this will be as good as the last." I loved reading that issue, too. I just filled out my card for the two-year subscription. Thanks for keeping it real.
Dear More Magazine,
I recently read your article "22 Days of Living Dangerously" in More magazine. I'm not normally a More reader because I think I'm a little younger than their target market, but my stepmother handed me the magazine and said, "You have to read this. I feel like the whole magazine was written for you." She may have been right.
I'm 33 years old and currently working on my second career. After a successful run in healthcare finance on the east and west coast, I've decided to start my own business with my sister in law (and good friend), something I've always wanted to do. I'd probably still be in finance if it weren't for having our daughter in San Francisco, catapulting us back to NJ to be near family. My husband and I were petrified by the prospect of being new parents, especially since that wasn't part of our plan.
This month in More, there was an article about two close friends starting a business together, an article about successful women entrepreneurs and most importantly, Laurie's article about Cambodia.
I found this article to be extremely comforting. To hear that another successful woman had fears of dying young because of their mother dying young made me feel less crazy. I'm an intelligent woman who knows that this isn't logical, but I can't help but think about it ... almost every day.
My mother, a fit woman with no prior health problems, who actively stayed away from smoking and alcohol, died at 43 after a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer. This year was the 19th year of her loss ... and my loss. I also found myself saying, "I only have 10 years left."
THANK YOU for the opportunity to read and learn from this article. I enjoyed hearing about Laurie's personal journey. I'll keep it as inspiration. While I'm not interested in going to Cambodia, I hope to find my own personal "Cambodia" and find personal renewal as well.
Thank you for having Melissa McCarthy on the cover of More. It was a refreshing change to see a happy, curvy woman in the midst of at least four magazines touting Kim Khardashian's race to lose the baby weight.
I can relate to Melissa because she looks like most women over forty I know. Best of all, she's not hiding behind her humor as a divert our attention from her size. She obviously embraces it and has made the most of it.
I'd love to be one of the women in the magazine with the perfect bodies over forty. They run marathons, do Pilates and yoga to name a few. I do a modified MS yoga program and MS swim twice a week. Most of my mornings are all about Rice Krispies. Not the cereal, it's the sound my body makes when I get out of bed. I give it a minute to be sure nothing essential has popped then I continue with my day.
I really hope to see more real size women over forty on future covers. It gives us regular gals a real boost.
Thanks again. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July.