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Under the Weather but Overachieving

For the past week I have been feeling very under the weather, which thankfully, is unusual for me. At the same time, I was cramming a 3 week psych course in a week and a half, and have seriously neglected my writing and my cooking in the meantime. The cooking part was just because I was not well and did not feel like expending much cooking energy, the writing part was because the Psych class took up a good portion of my waking moments, including my Mama time moments whilst BG slept.

I am happy to report, that the bug is just about gone, the class is done and I am back to cooking up some delicious vegan goodies again. I cooked up another version (best one so far) of my crockpot applesauce (which I failed to post but will post this one) and an improved version of my squash sauce, which I plan to also use to make some sort of hummus in the future. Now that I have some free time again, I shall be getting at least those two recipes up sometime this week.

My next endeavors for my creativity are a couple of grants coming up from the Sustainable Arts Foundation (Thank you Yvonna for the heads up for it!). I intend to apply for two grants: one for my photography, and one for my poetry. I started my application for the photography grant today and I realized that it is a bit overwhelming. For starters, the written part of the application holds a lot of weight on the outcome of the decision, so I need to make that seem as bright and shiny and eye catching as I can, almost more so than the photograph part of my portfolio. I can enter up to 20 of my best photos, and that is also overwhelming to me, because I have a LOT of photos to sift through, from even just over the past year. For the writing grant, I can submit up to ten of my best poems, which there are a lot LESS of in number than my photos. I decided that 2016 will be my go-getter year, and I am well on my way by starting with these two grants.

Have any of you ever applied for/received a grant before? Any tips you would give me to help me along my way? Drop a comment below and let me know, and have a great day!