I’ve worked in U magazine for almost four years now. It’s an incredible publication, written by amazing people and designed by some seriously talented art directors. I love it SO much, and I will continue to, even though today, Thursday, April 23, was my last day working there. Sadface.
I was beauty editor, I wrote the health page, the sex page (sorry, family members) and lots more besides. I love the readers who wrote to the U Twitter account, the Facebook messages, the excitement every time a new issue hit my desk. I couldn’t possibly have loved my job any more, actually. I feel very, very lucky to have had it at all. It taught me so much, and I have met some people I’ll never forget, some friends for life – both at U and at the other Harmonia titles. I will miss the mag and the gang SO much. And I’m sure there will be MANY tears at my leaving drinks tonight (and it won’t even be because of the alcohol!)
But ya know how it is… The career ladder must be climbed, and I’m about to take a giant step into Xposé magazine on Monday next, when I’ll officially have my first day there as Deputy Editor. Happy face!!
I’ll still be working on the beauty pages which makes my heart happy (it’s my bread and butter, like) but I’ll also have a hand in other sections too. I’m so excited to start, but nervous too. You know that very Irish (and too often, female) thing where you think any minute your employer is going to realise you’re an imposter and they’ve made a huge mistake hiring you?? That. But mostly excitement.
So anyway, that’s my news. Like in first class in school when you write your ‘news’ at the start of every day. Mine, next Monday, will read:
Today is a sunny day. It is Monday. I started a new job. I write for Xposé magazine now. It is good. I am having beans on toast for dinner. Tomorrow I am going on a nature walk.”
All. With. A. Full. Stop. After. Each. Word. Because. That’s. How. Kids. Read. Right?
And thanks to the design GENIUS that is Ms Aine Duffy and the cover line assistance from my gorgeous colleagues in Harmonia… Ta-dah!! Here’s my very own cover…
Wish me luck!