Value the Journey Over the Destination

A timely topic, as I try to breath again after the launch of the magazine and upload of our first issue. I don’t usually pay much attention to the overwhelming amount of inspirational jpegs floating around the Internet but the other day someone posted one on Facebook that found me at the perfect time. I don’t remember the quote exactly, so I will paraphrase: If we spend too much time focusing on where we want to be we never look behind at how far we’ve come.

It’s taken me a long time to really get this one. I’ll be 30 years old this June and have spent, what feels like, the last ten years focusing on where I want to be and finally stopped the other day to look back at how I’ve come. I’ve gone to university, married to the love of my life, I live in a fabulous neighbourhood, have a successful career doing what I love and now, am so fortunate to be working with all these great ladies on The Fashion Outsider.It’s almost impossible to not sound cheesy and sentimental when making statements like “it’s all about the journey”, but lately that’s definitely where my head is at (hence the travel photos above).

We had a few hiccups with our launch and setbacks are not always easy to deal with but you have to remind yourself that life goes on, the sun goes down and tomorrow is another day. For this reason I am dedicating our first issue, May 2012, to my husband, my friends and my family. I am so fortunate to have these great people in my life who support and encourage every crazy idea and urge me, everyday, to slow down, breath and live in the moment. Thank you for everything.

So, for the next few days (hey, a few days is a long time!) I’m going to live in this moment, the launch of my own Fashion Magazine and the joy I have found working with these wonderfully talented ladies who I’m sure will, in short, become my dearest friends. I’m going to breath in this moment and I urge you to do the same. The long weekend is here soon so relax, take it all in and pat yourselves on the back for all you have accomplished. Life’s too good and short to be rushed.




Anna Matthes

Founding Editor

Editorial Notes are the personal reflections of Anna Matthes, The Fashion Outsider’s Founding Editor. If you would like to learn more about our philosophy and the site itself, please visit the About page. 

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  1. Colleen Clapham May 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Love it!!! Congratulations outsiders!

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