In the process of producing this issue of The Medium Magazine, my team and I went through hundreds of topics. We wanted to make it entertaining and informative. Every page represents us and our take on issues we’re all dealing with right now. Whether it’s trying to develop your own personal style, considering being your own boss, trying to get in shape, or being confident—we’ve got you covered.
What I love about this magazine is that it gives people a chance to be creative and try new things. I love experimenting with different jobs and learning from experiences outside the lecture hall. Being the Editor-in-Chief, creatively directing the magazine, styling looks for our fashion piece, and interviewing Jian Ghomeshi (who knows a thing or two about doing what you love) has given me more motivation to pursue a career I’m passionate about. We want everyone who reads the magazine to think about how they can learn from new experiences. Whether it’s taking a trip abroad, living on your own for the first time, or infusing social media into your life, there is no experience that you can’t learn from, so take it—and run with it.
There’s one thing I’ve learned from my years of working in a competitive entertainment industry: what makes people successful is working hard, yes, but more importantly, putting their heart into what they do. There’s a saying I live by: “If you can’t put your heart into it, take yourself out of it.” That’s exactly how we looked at the magazine, and here it is. Heart and all.
Enjoy the issue.