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Two years ago, I decided to create my own magazine. What started as an idea, quickly became a reality and a huge part of my life. Creating Zest For Life has given me the strength, the determination and the positivity to be my true self and to never stop believing in the possibility of my dreams. After finishing my studies three years ago, I wanted a job in publishing. I was so sure about who I was and what I wanted. However, after a long road of failure and rejection, I knew that I wasn’t on the right path. I created this publication to give me a focus, a purpose, to spread positivity to others and to keep my head above the water. I couldn’t get a job at a publication like I wanted, so I started my own. This magazine bridged the gap between who I thought I was and who I now aspire to be. I can proudly say that despite the personal struggles I have faced in the past few years, I managed to create my own positive lifestyle magazine at the age of twenty-two. I did that. I created something from nothing. I gave hope to other people and more importantly, I gave hope to myself. I now have the confidence and the ambition to start a new career path. I am currently training to become a teacher and I am loving every second of it. Although I love creating this magazine and it has a special place in my heart, I have to let it go. It wouldn’t be fair to continue with it, when I no longer have the time and energy to give it the attention it truly deserves. I have poured my remaining passion and creativity into this final issue and I hope you all enjoy reading it. All good things must come to an end and after two years and eight issues, I am more than happy with the progression that this publication has made and I am proud of what I have achieved. I want to thank you all for supporting me and my dream. I want to thank the writers for taking time out of their busy lives to write for the magazine. I want to thank the readers and the followers for your kind words, your support and your commitment to Zest For Life. I will leave you with these final words – be grateful, be strong, be ambitious, be happy and most importantly… have a zest for life!

Editor of Zest For Life

Emma-Jane Barlow

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