Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Following Bliss Upstream

Two recent bits of bold living that I'm proud to claim:

1. Took the whole Labor Day weekend off and caught up on reading and sleep (in order of importance.)

2. Am now at work on my application for a Guggenheim fellowship, which is a very prestigious and sought-after plum. I just ran across a not-so-encouraging item saying that as of 2006 only two people in the history of NC State University have received one of these. Oh, dear.

I didn't need to know this figure; I was already going to produce the best application I could. So I am now putting that potentially daunting info aside. I'm watching that miserable factoid slide out of sight.

Now back to boldly writing my Career Narrative.

Consistently keeping on is a crucial component in following any calling in life. It's more difficult, I think, than daring.

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Greta said...

I'm imagining that factoid as akin to waving a red flag at a bull!

Peggy Payne said...

Red flags can definitely be inspiring, especially to those of us who are a trifle bull-headed.

Thanks for the encouragement, Greta.

Debra W said...

Visualize yourself reading the acceptance letter, Peggy. Isn't that what the Olympic champs do before performing an award-winning feat?

Why is it that I can picture you doing anything that you set your mind to? Ignore the daunting statistics and make history happen!


Peggy Payne said...

Bliss your heart, Debbie.

Debra W said...

"Bliss your heart". I love that, Peggy!