It has been over a month since I last wrote. But I can promise you I have been busy. Since my last post, the course has stepped up a notch or two and I am even feeling slightly guilty for taking the time to write this short post.
After successfully pitching our magazine to the group, Angharad and I are co-editors of one of the magazines we are creating in Cardiff University. The magazine is called re:new and is a forward-looking, active-focused magazine aimed at the recently retired. After some careful market research and some help from the editor of Trail Magazine we thought there was a spot in the market for a new, less passive magazine for people who had just transitioned into retirement. I would love it if you could take a quick look at the magazine blog to offer your thoughts or comments.
The online team are currently working on setting up our website and I will be sure to let you know of any developments, as and when it happens.
Needless to say, I have been extremely busy. The role of co-editor has been quite tough and very demanding but I have learnt so much from it and I am proud that I have given something my all.
At the moment we are in the process of publishing our second issue of re:new, but here is our first issue. After the first post-mortem from Tim and Jane, we have managed to hone in on our reader and the second issue looks set to play on their hopes and fears much more.
I am finding that I have nothing other than the course to talk about and sometimes, I feel like I am turning into my reader. A lovely, stylish 60-year-old lady who has so much to give, despite retirement.
Do you think it says something that our idea for a magazine is about retiring from the world of work, even though we have not yet entered it? Perhaps.