So I’m still working to get over my unscored K grant. I’m dealing with it fairly well – no crying or yelling or anything. But I’m admittedly pretty bummed out. I’ve received several hugs, as well as ideas/comments to try and make me feel better – some helpful, some, well, read for yourself…
1. I’m in good company.
2. Nobody gets an NIH grant on the first try. [or a score???]
3. You have plenty of time. [for what?]
4. Wait for the comments before jumping to conclusions. [true, but easier said than done]
5. I should totally go buy new shoes. [this one sounds fun…] 😉
I have plenty of other things to worry about, though. So I’m now looking for the next item(s) to fixate on…but which item is “next”? I’ve emailed the manager of our chosen venue for the PDA social – check. I’ve decided to attend the Sunday night small groups for my Lenton commitment – check. My voice is still gone, so I’m not singing in choir tomorrow and therefore don’t need to learn the music – check, by default. My “big experiment” is being run on Monday, so I won’t get the data until Tuesday – check for now. I have no control of when I get my paper resubmission back or hearing about jobs, and we still don’t know if I’m pregnant – so these are up for worrying grabs.
Somehow I don’t think this is the best course of action, though. I do have a new job application that I want to submit next week, so maybe I’ll distract myself with that for a day or two. Once that’s done, I’m sure I’ll be back on the prowl for a new worry fix.