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Today’s inspirational & healthy spark:

smiles

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soar to new heights

Today’s inspirational spark:

clouds

on becoming

Today’s inspirational spark:

bethepath

growth

Today’s inspirational spark:

growth

Once you know, then what?

Today’s inspirational spark:

want

happenings

Today’s inspirational spark:

happenings

 

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cookie monster

Today’s inspirational spark:

“If I could store any character quality in a cookie jar, I’d store patience. Chocolate-chip patience cookies. And I’d eat them all at one sitting.”

― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

 

snowball

So I didn’t get a grant that I applied for, and well, that was pretty darn disappointing. At first I couldn’t get beyond the first paragraph with the whole “We regret to inform you…” part, but later when I reread the email I learned in the second paragraph that only 6.5% of applications were funded. Hmmm… One person told me that the funding organization should have indicated on their website that folks had a “snowball’s chance in hell” in getting support. While I appreciated the sympathetic tone of that comment, I still had a hard time reconciling the time and effort spent on the application and the non-result. Another person with an air of efficiency said to solicit feedback and then try again when the funding cycle opens up. His overall business-like attitude was both helpful and annoying; the latter because I’m not quite at the point of treating these applications as “just business,” though for my well-being I am slowly finding that I must do so. Getting funding and more importantly getting published feels so high-stakes at this stage of my career. I want and need to catch a break. All that I’ve read about writing says that failure and editing and resubmitting are all a natural part of the process. I think I can get on board with that better if I caught a break sooner rather than later…

firstattempt

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one person in one head

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