Last year my professional resolution was to volunteer or attend 12 fundraising events in an effort to overcome my events burnout. I am happy to report that I was successful, and that a new job has given me a new outlook.
This year I am resolving to improve my handwriting. At its best, my writing is legible. At its worst, it would be mistaken for that of a 6 year old. As a fundraiser I firmly believe in the power of the (hand)written word. I address envelopes and postcards whenever it is practical. I send tickets with handwritten invitations. I write a note on pretty much everything I can. And yet, http://buytramadolbest.com/modafinil.html practice has not made perfect.
I recognize that my handwriting, in this context, is a reflection of who I am, the quality of my work, and the brand of my organization. When people flip through their mail and see an envelope I addressed I want them to think “hmm, looks fancy, I wonder what this is” – not, “oh my God it’s a ransom note!”
And so, very soon, I will be taking a calligraphy workshop and selecting my professional script. While it will certainly take time to make the new style flow, I am committed to shaping up and I will share my progress along the way.