What a week this has been!
On Monday I started a new part-time job. I'm still working four days a week at my other job, and still doing my jewelry biz on the side, but this new gig takes my work life in a new direction that I'm really excited about. I get to do internet research, write a bit, and promote the arts. All good things!
It's also a good thing I have some extra money coming in, because on Tuesday, Little Kitty went to the vet. Long story short, she'll be having another cancer surgery this week. This was a tough decision, because it's expensive and we know it won't cure her, but we decided it's the right thing to do. Her quality of life is good. She's a happy kitty who just happens to have a tumor growing on her, ah, boobular area.
So that news and the frowny "what if" thoughts that go with it brought the mood down quite a bit, for sure. BUT THEN. My week ended with an email from the Vermont Studio Center that said, in part:
"Our jurors reviewed your work among a very competitive pool of applicants. Although your application was not selected for a fellowship, we would still like to make it possible for you to come to the Studio Center. Based on your application, we have reserved a space for you for 4-weeks in our session beginning 3/30/2014 through 4/25/2014."
Holy crap, right?!? I GOT IN! Happy dance! Kermit flail! etc. Of course, after I had absorbed the excitement of "we have reserved a space for you," I got stressed out about the "your application was not selected for a fellowship" part. I did get a partial grant, which is EXCELLENT, but I still need to come up with another $2500+. The thought of that is giving me anxiety, which is why I'm not thinking about it right now. La la la, I will deal with that later, la la la...right now I am basking in the joy of the acceptance letter and spending quality time with my Little.