It’s been a minute–or 5 months–since I’ve posted. O_O The last thing I posted about was reaching another milestone in our journey when we received our 501(c)(3) determination letter. That process was quite the undertaking and I’m still really proud that we received it.
Oh happy day!
Funny thing about milestones, though, is that sometimes they have to be interrupted.
You can get so focused, so excited, about something that you can’t see the forest for the trees.
Sometimes you need to be IN the forest.
Which is what we plan to do.
We’re going into a Strategic Planning phase: taking another longer look at who we want to serve, restructuring the brand and then coming back with a plan in Fall 2015.
But that doesn’t mean the mission will stop. Oh no. Quite the contrary.
I plan to conduct writeshops once a month at a local elementary school that has a Young Writer’s Program.
To keep my toe in the writing pool. So to speak.
I’m so jealous of these kids it’s not even funny. If only they’d had something like this when I was going to school. Oh, the possibilities.
I’m going to set aside writing YA fiction temporarily to try my hand at writing in a genre I’ve been reading since high school.
Y’know, to keep my toe in the writing pool. So to speak.
And we’ll continue to share and post writerly things on the website.
I currently work in the Marketing and Graphics dept, in what’s called the Creative Suite, at the corporate office of a popular grocery chain. I’m a temp and have only been there for a couple of months, but I attended my first marketing dept meeting today. What did I learn?:
The roles of marketing and communications for this company.
Before going home each day, write down 6 things that need to be done tomorrow in order of importance. And put the hardest one first so I can get it out of the way and the rest of my day will be easier. Theyeven gave us a notebook to help us out. It’s pretty cool.
Through your losses–you should be learning something. We’re going to have losses, setbacks, opposition, and problems. Look at each other and hold each other accountable and ask WDYL (What Did You Learn?)
When you’re faced with a situation you’ve never encountered before (feared), say/whisper/shout these two words: Rise Up!
At the moment, my job hasn’t gotten to the point where I need to do the second bullet point (I’m not as busy as say, the graphic designers) but I know it’s something I’ll need to do for POLC when I jump back in next year. Today’s meeting was a little serendipitous…not to mention a little subtle, well-placed reminder. You know you’re working for the right company when the motto of the marketing dept is this:
I wonder if they’d let me borrow this for Page One..