January 2013: Editor's Note
Author: Maggie Washo | Photographer: Photography by Anne
Hallelujah! It’s over.
I’m not an uptight person by nature. I roll with the punches and see most things with a whole lot of perspective. One thing, however, does stress me out every year: CH2’s Bachelor/Bachelorette contest.
Every insecurity I have manifests itself in the planning and execution of this not-for-profit event. Which is ironic, really. Shouldn’t I be more worried about sales? No, because the sales team has that covered. I worry about our charitable giving.
What if no one enters the contest this year? What if no one wants to host our party? What if no one comes to the party? What if we can’t get sponsors? What if someone is really upset that they don’t make the Top 10? I would hate if someone’s feelings get hurt. What if we don’t raise any money for the Island Rec Center?!
Every June as our deadline for starting the contest looms on the horizon, I start obsessing again. And every January, when the photo shoot for the winner is completed and the check is handed over to the Island Rec Center, I breathe a giant sigh of relief.
For seven months, I can relax. Seven glorious months.