Posted March 25th, 2020 (updates at the end)
It's hard to know what to say at a time when we're overwhelmed with news and updates. It seems like every day there's another company we haven't thought about for years that sends an update on how they're responding to COVID-19, and frankly: we're tired. I'm tired.
I'm tired of the noise. And I'm tired of worrying. I'm tired of my four walls. I'm just tired.
But the world doesn't stop just because I want it to. And I owe you all an update because you're expecting a new notebook as part of your subscription. And I can't deliver that in time this April, so here I am, writing my update and a bit about what's happening with Dapper Notes.
Everything is on pause
I have the materials and designs all ready to make the twenty-sixth Bookhead Club edition. But I have confirmed COVID in my household, and it seems I may have it as well. Dapper Notes are handmade, and it would be reckless for me to make and distribute notebooks right now.
All of my materials are being kept aside, sealed, and untouched. I have no idea when it would be safe and sensible for me to make more notebooks. So in the meantime, everything is on pause.
I will keep you posted when I'm able to responsibly continue making Dapper Notes. I pray and wish that comes soon, and I'm sorry (for both me and you) that I am unable to continue right now.
No orders are being shipped
For the same reasons mentioned above, all orders for items that I ship myself (that's nearly everything in the store) will not be mailed until it is safe for me to do so. If you've placed an order in the past few days, thank you for that. I'll send it out super soon (fingers crossed).
If you'd like to support me in the meantime, consider signing up for the Bookhead Club or purchasing something that's shipped straight from the manufacturer.
That's all for now. I'll be posting updates to this page and on all social channels.
Stay safe, stay home, and keep on washing your hands.
Update March 31st, 2020
For the month of April (and perhaps beyond), I've decided to share other independent creators to support right now. Read more
Update April 3rd, 2020
I'm happy to report that I continue to feel the same. No improvements, but not getting worse either. I'll continue to post updates, but in the meantime, have a safe weekend and send virtual hugs to your loved ones.
Update April 5th, 2020
As of today I'm feeling almost back to normal. If in three days' time I'm still okay, then we have a 14-day countdown to when I can start doing things again.
Update April 17th, 2020
Everyone in my household has recovered. When possible, we'll be getting tested to confirm that all has passed. Once that is done, I'll keep you posted.
Update April 26th, 2020
I have a prescription in hand to get tested for COVID-19. Now on to finding a place to get that test done.
Update May 5th, 2020
Still no way for me to get tested, which I may not be able to do after all. I will consult with my doctor and continue to keep you posted.
Update May 22nd, 2020
This is the final update for this post. I recorded a podcast episode with Stuart Lennon, and I'm seeking your feedback. Details here