As a wise man once said, as part of a cliché that has stuck with us in years gone by – ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’.
True to this statement, I am trialling an experiment within my daily lifestyle – pushing new interests that haven’t previously appealed to me, changing the normalities and constantly striving to be the best version of myself.
No – this isn’t a direct result of ‘new year, new me’ syndrome, I’ve been making changes for a while now but thought – what better time to document the impact of these changes?
From paper stock to eye-catching photographs, punchy headlines and engaging short copy – I’ve always been passionate about magazines, especially throughout my fashion journalism degree.
Now, I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone and rather than picking up my usual favourite glossy women’s magazine or thick art journal, I’ve taken to a new topic. And I’m generally learning to love it.
Science – two magazines, one interest. Now an avid fan of ‘New Scientist’ and ‘How It Works’, I can safely say that I have read both magazines from cover to cover and can heavily suggest them to people who are looking for a change in reading material.
While How It Works is easily readable and above all, easy to understand – New Scientist takes a slightly more analytical approach to explaining what is happening around us. Issue 3054 detailing a new theory where the black hole could in fact have an ‘alter ego’, otherwise known as a ‘white hole’.
I won’t reveal too much about these editions (pictured), but I heavily advise people who feel constrained by their regime and usual reading material to step outside of their comfort zone and try to gain new interests.
After all, there is always room to learn and discover new skills.