Sunday, May 11, 2008

Lazy and Rejected

Sometimes I think I am a lazy crafter. I mean, I certainly don't feel lazy, but if I think about it too much, I start to believe that I am. For instance, I see some other people who seem to create a clothing item every day. I just can't do that. I have to spread it out over several days or I crash and burn. Part of this may be due to the fact that I am a pretty slow sew-er. Whenever I sew a seam, I have to kind of slide my chair back from my desk, cock my head, and look at it for a minute. Granted, this probably sound pretty comical, but it's to ensure that I haven't done something completely absent-minded, like I tend to do.

A few days ago I put in a bid for the first time ever on an Alchemy request on Etsy. It got denied, and it made me feel like complete crap. I know that it shouldn't have, but it did. I'm thinking that I probably won't being putting in bids again in Alchemy since I obviously can't handle simple rejection like a grown woman.

Speaking of rejection, I got a letter in the mail on Friday getting rejected from a scholarship I applied for. Oh yay. The form for the scholarship had very little criteria to fill out. Basically, they asked you your GPA and household income. The form said that scholarship decisions would be based upon these two things. GPA's of 3.5 and higher would be considered first as well as "financial need." Well, I guess since I have a GPA of 3.466 and *almost* have gotten to the point where our household doesn't live below the Poverty Line any more, it means that I don't take school seriously and that I have plenty of money. I like how the letter says, "I encourage you to pursue additional financing options available through our Office of Student Financial Services." For those of you haven't been to college lately, this means "I will point you in the direction of banks that will provide you with student loans which you will be paying off for 15 years after you graduate."

Sorry to be such a complainer, my friends. Morale is low today.

Edited to add: What I neglected to mention in my self-pity laden entry is that, in case you were wondering, Brendan and I and the rest of his family were not affected by the tornados that came through Oklahoma this weekend that left six people dead and 150 people injured across the state. For that, I am extremely grateful.


Estela said...

stillwater fabric places have absolutely nothing to offer us!! I've resorted to buying fabric online

SoapLane said...

My husband just recently got back into school. Since we are riiiiight above the line of poverty, no help for us. But get this... If He gets laid off from work, then tons of grants become available to us! If he gets fired I'm pretty sure $5,000 comes of the loan like right away...
*sigh* That's America for ya....

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