08/14/2006: "Acceptance, Rejection, New Friends, and me SINGING!"
So, I'm sorry I haven't been writing much, a lot has been going on with me and I've been doing some hard thinking non-stop since my interview on Thursday.
The college I interviewed at has offered me the job and I am seriously considering it. I have spoken about this with my dad, sister Traci (who complained that I don't mention her enough in my blog...sorry!) and with a host of friends here in Juneau. Tomorrow I'm meeting with one of our Deans because she has been an administrator for many years and I highly respect her advice. There are some potential problems with the position and in regards to the salary and benefits and I honestly can't decide. I keep swinging one way and the then the other. The people I met were really wonderful though, and I think I would be a great fit there. It just seems surreal to be considering leaving Alaska!
Anyway, it feels great to be wanted but I think I'm getting an ulcer. Speaking of which...when I got home Sunday night I found a REJECTION letter from the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council...Ah, they never get any easier. Even worse, they let me know that there were only 15 applicants and that 10 proposals were selected and I wasn't one of them. That means I was one of only 5 people who didn't get a show there! I was surprised by how much that hurt. I wrote an entry once called Does Rejection Ever Get Any Easier and the answer is...NO!
On the other hand, tonight I got a phone call from a guy who found my art online and is visiting from California with one of his art students on a painting expedition. He invited me out to dinner and we had a great conversation and meal plus he showed me his painting journal that he's been keeping and it was really beautiful. I also got to meet his student Aaron who is going to send me a link to some of his images when he gets home...isn't the Internet amazing?
Also...Snow Patrol was playing in Seattle while I was there and they kept playing their songs on the radio. One called Chasing Cars is really beautiful, I figured out the chords...A, E, and D...and...anyway, I am *not* a singer...but I just think this song is very pretty and I thought I'd post an excerpt of me playing it (MP3). After hearing it online I can tell it's time for new strings!
Anyway, be kind, I've been through a lot lately!