I heard of Anthology Magazine long before I ever held a copy of it in my hands. It was around this time last year, and a group of colleagues and I had gathered for a night of crafting and girl time. I picked it up to flip through for inspiration, but was immediately struck by the beauty of the imagery, and as I began reading something inside me clicked. The articles resonated somewhere deep inside me and I found myself thinking, "this is what reading a magazine should feel like."
I found myself returning to the magazine every craft night, soaking in the stories until they had become a part of me. I knew I needed a subscription for myself and now after 11 months of reading I still devour each issue with the same fervor as the first. Without fail every issue contains a story that mirrors an experience in my life, that challenges me, and leaves me hopeful. Hopeful that as a creative spirit, and aimless wanderer I too will find a home, and discover what it is I want to do when I grow up. And then again, if I don't, that too will be ok.
I wish more publications set hearts on fire, and left me as hungry for the next issue as Anthology does. It is truly an inspired undertaking, and I am so grateful for it. I'll be waiting anxiously for the next installment, always. - b.