I started my new job as a self-proclaimed magazine journalist and got a chance to edit the magazine in my new home. I was thrilled to be working with the same team that I’d worked with for years, and I was also excited to be in a new city.
The issue of 22 I got was, “An issue of good news.” I was expecting the usual “the world is on fire” type of article. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was actually a very positive article that ended with a quote from a young girl saying that she loved the magazine. She even said something like, “I want to be a writer one day.
I knew I’d find the issue to be positive so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it on my desk. It was a beautiful copy of the magazine with great artwork and even better design. I especially liked the cover image that was a picture of the ocean with a sunset over the horizon. All of the articles I read were so informative and very entertaining.
The magazine has a lot of interesting articles in it, but my favorite section of its many was its “20 Cool Things Every Girl Should Know” section. The articles were all written by a group of girls that each wrote a 20-question article, so you can imagine how much they learned about their female friends, as well as about themselves.
The article “Is It Wrong to Hug Your Boring Cousin?” was one that especially caught my attention. I have a lot of cousins that I can’t seem to really warm up to and I’m actually somewhat bummed that I never got to know them in any great depth. So I decided to do something about that. I asked my friend Jess to ask each of her cousins for a hug. So far, she has sent me three hugs.
I know there are a few people who think that a hug is something that only women do, but I have to disagree. If you have anyone in your life that you feel the need to hug, go for it.
Well, to be honest, I think that most hugs are a bit of an overreaction to all of this. Of course there are people who don’t like that they’re missing out on the normal social things that everyone else gets, like going out to dinner or a movie or getting the news on the sports scores. But there are also people who just don’t feel like they’re missing out. That’s okay, too.
I think a good way to break out of that is to actually find people who are people that you love and who you love you too. There are people out there that have your sense of humor, your sense of how you feel, your sense of what you want out of life and who you want to be, and who you want to be. There are also people out there who have your sense of humor but wouldnt make you laugh at all, and who would die without you.
I would like to believe that 22 magazine is one of those people, but I have a hard time believing it. My mother, for example, wouldnt be able to keep a straight face over the phone if they started telling her all the things they were planning to do to her. And I mean ALL. Of. Them. She wouldnt be able to care less what they were saying about her. So I think it is possible shes a 22 magazine person.
This seems to be the case for some people, but I think the key here is that 22 magazine wouldnt be proud of the people who laugh at their jokes. Maybe they think they are smarter than the rest of us, but I think they’d want to know how smart they are.