DOZ Issue 28 February 2018 - Page 3

EDITOR’S LETTER Dear Ladies Welcome, to the month of February! The New Year party is long over, the Christmas décor has been put away, and everyone has returned to work and the pursuit of their goals. Some of us are eagerly awaiting Valentine’s day, and daydreaming a little, which is in order. Enjoy. This is DOZ Issue 28, January 2018, and it is loaded with inspiration and changes. If you are observant, then you already know that this issue does not contain the DOZman Inspiration column, and I will share with you very quickly the reason for this. Following the re-launch of DOZ Magazine in September 2016, our males readers asked to be part of this magazine, and it wasn’t surprising, the same thing had happened during the first phase of DOZ Magazine. So, in September 2017 we launched the DOZman Inspiration column, and you will attest to the fact that the column did feature some very inspirational stories. And I want to use this medium to thank all the wonderful men who permitted us to share their story in the hopes of inspiring others. However, we also experienced a lot of grief with the column. For every man who granted an interview, there were many others who turned down interviews, failed to keep appointments, meet our deadlines, and sent us photos which made me think, are you serious? And the list goes on. And so having carefully considered the good, and the bad and the ugly, we have reached a decision to remove the DOZman Inspiration column from DOZ Magazine and return the magazine to what it was originally meant to be, a women’s magazine. In the coming months, the column will be replaced with another, but I won’t let the cat out of the bag just yet. Our DOZ That Inspire You, for this issue is, Angela Lewis-Wright. She is a woman with a very inspiring story. At over sixty, Angela began a career as an actress and a model. And this was after retirement. Her story is a pointer to the fact that we are never too old to pursue our dreams or to dream again or start afresh. I hope her story inspires you to find purpose and walk in it, despite your age. “DOZ Chronicles: Lara,” has reached its climax and will be completed in the next issue. We hope you have enjoyed reading it. I look forward to seeing you same time next month. Blessings! DOZ Magazine February 2018 3 «