A Bit Of An Etiquette Guide
I've been trying to have a balanced day of chores and self-care. This morning I treated myself to a nail salon visit (my first in quite a while, TBH, my nails were so grown out that they were ready to be used as weapons), and I've been cooking with my mom for my dad's birthday dinner tonight. We're making him a big pot of chicken soup (which, believe it or not, is his favorite food) and I made a coconut cake for dessert. I shared some of my cooking tips (and, well, hacks) for both on my Instagram stories today!
But I've also been very busy gathering my papers together for taxes, which as any self-employed person knows, can sometimes feel rather overwhelming. If there's one thing I miss about being on staff at an office, it's that your taxes were a matter of one w2 that you input into Turbo Tax and were done before you had even finished a cup of coffee. Now it's collecting a bunch of 1099s -- sometimes from outlets that you've worked with a handful of times 10 months ago - and keeping track of deductions and such along the way.
(If anyone is new to freelancing and wants any tips on how I stay organized on all this, feel free to email me...but the truth is, I'm a sea of chaos and I find this whole process fully overwhelming each year!)
But now I'm going to take a much-needed break from all of that, to get into the point of this week's paid newsletter post...it's on the importance of kindness. Consider this a media/PR etiquette guide, if you will.
Before I delve into that, here’s a quick roundup of some stories that published today. I’ll do a regular fuller roundup of what’s pending in Monday’s free newsletter!
OK, and without further delay, here’s my etiquette guide (that no one ever asked for, but here it is anyway…)