Editor’s Perspective: October 25th Issue


“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams,” Oprah Winfrey

 

Metropol Editor Melinda Collins
Metropol Editor Melinda Collins

 

I still remember the day I got given a freelance writing role for Metropol magazine in 2013. It was, and is, a prestigious publication and I remember how proud I felt to be given the opportunity to play a role in its future. I had no idea at the time of just how much of a role this magazine would play in my own future.

Soon after the opportunity came up to become the editor of Canterbury Rebuild Magazine and since December 2013, I have been covering the local rebuild and working across both publications. So when these two highly-read publications merged into one a little over a year ago, I jumped at the incredible opportunity to become the editor of both.

Metropol has been a big part of my life for these past five years. I have put my heart and soul into creating the strongest publication I can. I have worked through two pregnancies and in many ways, this publication has been like another baby to me.

Now I am sad to announce I am hanging up my editor’s cap and calling time on my dream role. It’s been an incredible ride and I’ve met some beautiful and inspiring people along the way. I have been part of a wonderful team of people that are equally as passionate about what we create every fortnight.

But it’s time for me to be just a mum and by ‘just’ I mean ‘only’ because, as we all know, there’s no ‘just’ about being a mum.