Thursday, February 21, 2008

Now As Seen In.... First Magazine!

Hi Everyone!

I'm pleased to inform you that the results of the photo shoot back in December are now about to be published! I have received an advanced copy of the First Magazine that will be on newsstands Monday February 25, 2008 (Issue date March 17, 2008). I'll be able to put an image of the cover up here on that date so you all know what to look for. This is a national publication and can be found in any store that sells periodical magazines (including the check out isle of your local grocery store)

A little review for you on how this all happened...
Back in August 2007 the magazine contacted be because they really liked what I was writing about here in this blog. After some communication back and forth, it was thought that I would be part of an ensemble of women who had begun to loose weight and improve their lives through dancing. It wasn't until much later that I was informed that their Editor in Chief found my story to be the most inspiring of any other, and instead of being part of an ensemble... this issue would contain a feature article with me as the subject! For which I am truly honored!

I have had my advance copy for a few days and I have to tell you its truly unbelievable! The article with my story is two pages, it contains one fairly large picture of me alone, one smaller picture of RT and I, and a smaller (thankfully) picture of me "before." I was fortunate enough to get a copy to RT so he could see it, (it's only right, he's mentioned in the article too). He seemed to really like it, which is important.

I have to tell you, I've probably read the article 100 times, and it still amazes me to see my "story" written in someone else’s hand. I also keep looking at the picture thinking "Yeah she looks like someone that resembles me." I'm pretty proud of it, and yet I don't think it's really sunk in yet... probably won't until I start seeing that green cover with Sara Evans on it in the grocery store next week!

Thanks to the team at First Magazine, and to Eric Klein the photographer, for making this all possible!

1 comment:

Kari said...

Congrats!! I am glad to know when it is coming out, I have be looking every time I am at the grocery store.