last year, plus a month, i put together a newsletter that i intended on sharing and releasing quarterly. i spent 2ish weeks gathering ideas, articles of interest, studio news, upcoming events, etc.
it was finished and ready to go by january 1, 2011 as planned. but, i couldn’t release it. i couldn’t because as long as i can remember, i’ve been self employed in an industry where schedules are ever changing.
do the words ‘i’ll pencil you in’ sound familiar? i’m still straddling two careers…one of a freelance production stylist and one of a freelance photographer. translation-i never know what my schedule will be too far in advance, so planning a long term event is next to insane.
in the end, i never released it because i just knew the dates/events that i would announce, might very well not happen as promised. and, in true fashion as the months passed, this proved true.
there was a page ~ in that never released newsletter ~ that i can safely share and is still relevant one year later.
by gina weathersby
Deborah Carr - Oh, how I know the feeling. I went through the same angst and in the end decided I didn’t want the stress of more deadlines and commitments than my topsy-turvy job entailed. S’all right girl. Too many newsletters in the world already. 🙂
Thea - Oh girl I so understand! I started a newsletter last month and here we are a month later and I am thinking…shit I have to do it again. LOL. It is hard for me to think ahead-and then I feel guilty for not planning better…love this collage. xox