socksNormally I’d be wishing you a “Happy Monday” (because we pretend there is such a thing) and getting you started on your weekly roundup.

But when S**t happens, it’s pretty stupid to pretend it’s imaginary.

And right now, S**t is happening with my loved ones and me. And it’s really hard to keep things going as if everything’s ok when, in fact, it isn’t.

What is most important right now is this:

1. For me to focus on dealing with the afore-mentioned S**t and making sure my loved ones are OK

2. For me to keep up with client work and the business moving (even if it’s sluggish)

3. Everything else.

That means that much as I love it, WUL needs to go dark for a bit. Because it is not fair either to Karelyn, or the guest bloggers, or anyone else, for me to not devote to it the time it needs. Because that would end up giving you sub-par attention and, therefore, content.

And I’m not willing to do that.

So. We’re going dark for a while as of right now. How long will that be? I don’t know. But I do know that we will be back just as soon as possible.

And if you are willing to hang in there with me/us until then, I would be so grateful.

Thank you.

PS: why an image of socks? Because it makes me smile. And right now, I need to smile. A lot.

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
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