In my house we like magazines. And there are even some magazines we share like food magazines and technology magazines. My daughter came home from school one day asking about some technology magazine her friend had. I went online to read up on this magazine she was asking me for. I am glad she is interested in technology and want to encourage it, but the magazines keep flowing into our home. And even though we recycle, it seems so wasteful to have that amount of paper coming through. And beyond that, the piles of magazines certain family members refused to part with continued to grow. And suddenly it happened. I found the technology magazine online. The clouds parted, the birds sang, and a whole new world was introduced.
I started the campaign slowly. I left the online technology magazine open in our browser. I mentioned one night at dinner that I had been reading online technology magazines and how cool that was that I was using technology to earn about technology. I suggested that maybe there were other magazines available online. Then came recycling day. Then I mentioned that since I started reading online technology magazines that I was thinking about all the unnecessary recycling our family does. I was met with blank stares. Then came the day when my son wanted to renew a magazine subscription. I reminded him about online technology magazines and then I told him I would only help him pay for it if she had the online subscription and read it on his tablet instead. My suggestion was meant with frustration and then finally acceptance.
I used to think I was someone who needed to hold magazines in my hands to get complete enjoyment from them. But I adjusted, just as my family did. After reading our online technology magazines, a new trend settled down on our family and I believe it is for the better.