As the evening closes in, I realize the magazine release is just one short sleep cycle away!!! Tomorrow morning, after I make my first cup of coffee, I will switch over to the brand new blog Ive been designing all weekend, and release the link on where to get the magazine! This feels like it has been a very long time coming... yet in reality, it was only a short few months ago I declared I was going to make a magazine. Since I was finished with the final first issue a few weeks ago, it has been torture to wait until the official release date!
I would like to take a moment to say thank you, from deep in my heart, to every single person who has shared in my excitement, whether it was through a sweet email or through sharing it on your social media, etc. Creating something like this has been so exciting, but it has not come without a thousand doubts and fears too! You guys have lifted me up and encouraged me every step of the way.
I couldn't of made this dream come true without the amazing and constant feedback from my editors here on the blog. They were each my magazine doulas, helping me with each freak out, each victory, and everything in between. They gave me a huge shoulder to lean on while figuring this whole thing out. I must say, I have walked into this dream completely blind, not knowing what I was doing or what I was getting into.
I realized through the process of creating the magazine, that I feel like I have stepped into a new calling. I have known for a while now that part of my purpose is to spread the love and joy of artists and creatives around the world. It's something that comes so natural to me and something I find alot of joy in doing. In a sense I have been doing this for a while now with the Bohemian Collective site. It is the seed that built it in the first place. But turning it into a tangible magazine that you can hold and feel has made it all more real to me that this is what I am suppose to do.
There are plenty of magazines out there, amazing ones and many disposable ones... I hope to create one that is not disposable, but one that is filled with the life of all of the artistans within it. One that breaths life into you time and time again, even years later.
~ GIVEAWAY WINNERS ~
Between my 5 editors and myself we ran giveaways for 8 issues of the mag over the past 2 weeks through our blogs and our instagrams. I have chosen the 8 winners below! I will be contacting you to get your mailing address to send you your free magazine asap!!!
JODI LYN HALL
Congrats girls! Thank you so much for sharing in the excitement!
I will be back in the morning with the link on where you can grab a copy! I hope I can sleep tonite!!!