By now, some of you have received your orders for the new magazine, and many of you haven't. One thing this whole process has taught me is that there is only so much one can do at a time, and sometimes, you just have to let Life intervene.
I had every intention of getting the magazine out and all your orders fulfilled before the end of 2015,or at the very least, by the first week of 2016 and with some of you I was able to do that. Most of you however, are still waiting. Since I felt it was only right to fulfill the orders pledged by my Kickstarter supporters first, I held off shipping orders from the Web Store. I couldn't send out the Kickstarter packages until the Gearhead Vampire (Pheck) Shirts arrived, so I took that time as a welcome break from work.
I was beyond exhausted with the push to get the magazine out, so the forced break of the holidays was actually really nice. I would have pushed myself to meet my obligations and probably would have gotten sick. Thankfully, I didn't, but I sure slept a lot.
Then it was the new year, and time to do inventory and get my books in order, and since I was waiting for the shirts to come in, which were an integral part of most of the pledge rewards, I worked on that. Inventory involves counting each and every item and comparing it to what my database says I have. It's a long tedious process, but a necessary one which has to be done before I can do much else. I'm still not done with it though, and here's why.
I had planned a visit to my family in Oregon thinking I would have everything done before I left, but it was taking me longer than anticipated. And then I found out my mom was sick with pneumonia, and that put everything else out of my mind.
I dropped work, responsibility to you, my customers and supporters and everything else connected with my life and went to be with my mom. Illness sure puts things in perspective. Sometimes, Real Life intervenes, and you just have to let it be what it is. I am so grateful my work allows me the flexibility to do things like this. If I hadn't gone to be with her, I would have been stressed and worried. But thankfully, I was able to be there and lend a hand with her recovery.
I'm back now, and the shirts have arrived so I am working to get the rest of the Kickstarter pledge packages out in the mail. As soon as that is done, I'll start working on the Web Store orders. Since it's just me here packing orders, there is only so fast I can go, so I thank you in advance for your patience waiting for your orders to arrive.
Once you get your package, I'd love to hear what you think of the magazine. Till then, keep the rubber on the road. Much love, xo Rev. Michelle
Rock 'n' Roll/Automotive Journalist, Influencer, Editor and Publisher of Gearhead Magazine,