Howdy Do It – Week 19

Howdy Do It came from “how do you do It,” the question Ellie & Margot found themselves asking about their freelance lifestyles, and so Howdy Do It was born, a weekly column about the things we do to keep ourselves organized, inspired and on track. Right now, Howdy is only making sporadic appearances here on Pitch, but you can read all of Ellie’s previous posts here and my previous posts here on Mint.

Of course, the floor is still open for discussion on our formspring, so feel free to ask us any related questions if you are inclined.
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So you may have caught word that Ellie’s taking a little break from Howdy Do It for awhile (read more here). I completely support and agree with her decision for myself too. Pretty sure neither one of us knew what a time commitment it would become at the beginning we we launched! However, I don’t have particular plans to shelve the whole project for eternity. As it turns out, I kind of missed sitting down and gathering my thoughts on my work habits, reflecting on the work week and actively trying to teach myself improvement in a more formal way. Plus, it’s helped me connect a lot more with you guys, not to mention the spike in traffic each Monday from Mint, for which I’m hugely grateful too. So I’m going to do my best to continue, though I know it more tricky as a solo effort. And who knows, maybe there will be more from both of us sooner rather than later!

So appropriately enough, here’s an encouraging 5-min Etsy film about animal photographer Sharon Montrose, spied on Darling Dexter a while back. It’s basically how Sharon was able to re-invent her career and take it in a new, better direction. Sure, it’s the same narrative we’ve all heard about being passionate and following your heart, but something about actually watching a person talk through their unique process and how they got to where they are is what I find affecting about this sort of thing. Plus Sharon’s work is pretty cool too! Enjoy.

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