Thursday, April 16, 2009

Someone's Changing Our Lives, I Know It Isn't Me

I'm getting closer to my goal. I got my memoir piece back in class on Tuesday, and I got a 97. So close to that 100% but time is running out. I fear the semester will end before I reach my elusive perfection. But, it was still nice to see that number circled so brightly on my paper. It was also cathartic to write about my life. My professor was again encouraging me to publish in the non-fiction world, and I'm beginning to consider it more and more. At this point, I rule nothing out.

It has been a rough couple of weeks. My husband found out last Monday that come June 30th, he will be out of a job, and then later that week, I got a rejection email for a project I was very much interested in being a part of. I hate to admit that it all knocked me straight on my ass, and even the cuteness of my dear niece in her Easter dress couldn't eradicate my funk. I'm slowly coming back, but sometimes I feel like my brain will explode from one more piece of depressing news.

So, I soldier on, trying to stay focused and trying to be creative with a severely cluttered mind.
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6 comments:

neve black said...

Heidi!
Congratulations! 97 is a triple gold star in my book!

I'm sorry about the project and I'm sorry about your husband's job. It's such a tough time right now. I'm not sure what the lesson is from all this, but I know there must be something good brewing underneath the chaos.

Thinking of you, little chica. :)

Heidi Champa said...

Thanks, Neve. Right now, I can use all the positive energy I can get.

Craig Sorensen said...

Damn, I'm sorry to hear about your husband's job and the project.

Here's to hoping for better times soon.

Emerald said...

Very best to you and Anthony, Heidi. Hugs to you both.

Smut Girl said...

good for your professor and for encouraging you.

sorry for man. sorry for job. we are holding breath waiting for lay offs and i know that i am beside myself. so...i can only imagine how you feel.

i will think all the positive stuff i can muster for you and your guy and envision new better job!

sorry about rejection. they just never get easier, it seems. especially if you are already having a bad week. here is to it finding a better, shinier home!
xoxo
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Heidi Champa said...

Thank you Craig, Emerald and Sommer. I appreciate all your kind words. We are trying to come up with a plan, but right now, things are just crazy.

Just when I thought things were looking up, I get a jury duty summons. ;) Life is being so bitchy with me lately. ;)

SPAM word: wines. How fitting!