“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.”
Not to take too much away from George Gershwin, summertime is the hardest time of the year for me; even moreso around the Fourth of July. I make my living as a consultant to nonprofits, writing grants, pr, strategic plans, and just any other way they need their story to be told. It’s a good business right up until the weather heats up and everyone goes on vacation. It’s a serious kind of work, and it dries up when people’s minds are less than serious.