It’s the night before my first deadline day filing for both NWT News/North and Nunavut News/North, and I’m trying not to panic. In a few hours, I have to file four more business stories and two collections of briefs. I am still desperately emailing people for interviews for the next morning and already imagining giant holes in the paper. But at this point, my brain is already fried and my handling editor, Josh, has other ideas.
For the last few days, I have often thought about baking something. I have all the supplies needed for various cookies, brownies or cakes. But then I looked at my computer, sat down, and start working again.
The logic was simple: I could bake something. Or I could do something that would help me get work and pay my bills.