What a pleasure it is to be writing this column, my first as editor. There are lots of new faces this issue; we have a new editorial team (meet us on page 7); we introduce Natalie Lue, our relationships columnist – who this issue tackles unresolved emotions through the practice of unsent letters; and we launch our new column:
‘How I stay calm’ – something we practice regularly in our busy editorial office!
As we settle into our new roles this month, we’ve been thinking a lot about self belief – and why self-doubt affects so many outwardly confident women. Cath Dean writes about the concept of ‘imposter syndrome’ and concludes that it’s high time we “owned our creativity with confidence”. To which we say ‘hear, hear’.
We also discover that podcasts can offer us a fresh perpective, encouraging us to challenge our inner critic, and feel pride in what we achieve. Personally, I find the companionship of podcasts when I’m driving often inspires ideas and also saves me from the monotony of the daily commute!
Talking of journeys, we’ve been reflecting on the joy of the journey. Caroline Rowland’s photo diary has taught her to embrace her ‘house-in-progress’, while photographer Rachael Smith has discovered that happiness is often found not in the main events, but in the fleeting in-between moments. You can try Rachael’s photo project for yourself and if you feel like sharing – we’d love to see what makes you happy, too.
PS: Take A Moment is our extra treat for you. Tap here for Take A Moment.