As mentioned in my last column, Tidewater Women celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. We are planning a party to celebrate this milestone later in 2014 and you will be invited! I can’t believe how quickly the years have flown by, but I am thrilled to be able to continue to bring this magazine to you every month.
Receiving a letter to the editor is rare these days, but I recently received one from a reader that warmed my heart and want to share it with you. “I read your column in the April 2014 issue of Tidewater Women. You wrote about scent and the science of smell. Thank you for the fine article… I love your magazine and will recommend it. I also appreciate the travel writings you and your friends write. I learn so much… Please continue your educational work. Much love, Ms. Jessie Mitchell.”
This was a real letter, posted in the mail. Wow! I especially like the fact that Jessie referred to the educational mission of Tidewater Women in her letter. As some of you know, I’m a former English teacher—8th grade through freshman composition. Being able to educate Tidewater Women readers every month is what keeps me going year after year. With the fine contributions of our wonderful writers, we work hard to bring you relevant information that helps you make sense of your world and perhaps adds a touch of inspiration to your daily life.
We do love hearing from readers, so if you have a moment, please post on our Facebook page: facebook.com/tidewaterwomenmagazine. Share an article you enjoyed with friends. The Internet has made the world a small place after all. It’s so easy to chat, make new friends, and bring awareness about things that matter to others.
That said, we are all overwhelmed with information these days. I know I spend way too much time at my computer. It drives me crazy especially on a gorgeous sunny day. Part of the problem is that I don’t always manage my time well. My son reminded me of this when I mentioned how I wish I had time to go sit on the beach and read a book. “You have to make time, Mom,” he said.
Easier said than done sometimes, right? I would love to hear your time management tips on TW’s Facebook page. So if you have time or can make time, please share your best ideas with the community of TW readers. We would love to hear from you.
And if you prefer, write an old-fashioned letter. I will post it on Facebook. In fact, look for Jessie’s complete letter there. It’s so sincere, so real—a tangible reminder of why words bring us closer together. Please share yours.