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 Dad has planted the seed of an excellent idea in my head. It was last week I think and it has since then found a lovely spot in my mind to go to sprouting.  He said to me that I could make a profession out of writing grants for people. Before he mentioned that to me it had never occurred to me. I had thought that it would be a really good idea to take grant writing given my chosen fields of study, but I had never thought of it as a something I could possibly do to make a living and or help people. I have always wanted to help people, and I like to believe in people and their ideas, and by my nature I tend to see the positive and would happily try and show others (possible investors) what I see.

I mean I could be wrong to get so excited. I do have a lot of doubt around my writing abilities. Also there is the whole matter of my past struggles with deadlines. That said, I can't deny that I'm really caught up in this, maybe it's partly because it's so out of left field. My Dad's a clever guy. Also the other person I have mentioned this to thought it was a good idea. I just think it's always nice to have back up plans.

Being practical for my history and anthropology degree I was already thinking about looking into a grant writing class at PSU. Dad told me they had one. However looking at the class bulletin for the 2010-2011 university year, there wasn't a class listed. I decided not to give up so I did a google search for classes on grant writing and found this helpful site> http://grantwritingusa.com/events.html much to my excitement they have up coming workshops in Vancouver WA. and in Portland OR. It would cost a pretty penny, but you seem to get a lot out of it and it would be helpful to my career in the history or anthropology field, or really, whatever I end up doing. I think it would be well worth it. When I mentioned it to Dad he said he figured it would be expensive, but he still seemed to agree that it would be a good idea.

Who know what will end up happening, but for now I thought I'd get this down and see what others think as well. I find new possibilities exciting.

Hayley ^_^
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Well here I am for Spring term at PCC. At the moment I'm not sure what to do with myself. I came in for math lecture today at 10:00 and now I have a gap until Geology at 3:00. I know later on this term I'll have homework to do during this time, but right now I don't have home work. It feels odd to be at school and not have homework to do 0_o.

I had a nice Spring Break, it was pretty quite, but that can be nice. Stern came down from Olympia and Molly, Tyson, Katrina, and I all hung out together and showed Stern around. We went to the local Mineral Museum in Hillsboro, which was lots of fun! I'd never been their before. They variety and amount of their collect was really impressive and cool. Opal is so pretty, Katrina and I did lots of oggling of the opal in the collection especially! We also went to military surpluses in Aloha and Portland, and one neat place Hippo Hardware in Portland. We were on the search for steampunk accessories and bits to steampunk outfits. I also thought of a original character linked to the Girl Genius fandom, so I can play alone with all my buddies who have their favorite Girl Genius characters and original characters. I'm excited about that, I see a way to get involved in the steampunk fun up until this point I've wanted to, but have had no idea how. I'm hoping to make a sperate post about the possibilties of the character and maybe a tid-bit of writing.

Sadly I didn't make an of my writing goals this Spring Break. I think my brain was tired. I did some research for NAL, but I just couldn't get going. I've made a promise to myself  that I will at the very least touch NAL every weekend. I've got to get braver! I'm hoping to post an excerpt to Live Journal here and DA, as soon as I can.

Well I've still got some time left here until class, it's currently 11:40. I think I'll run off  and get a bit to eat. Maybe some nice green veggies in a salad and a cup of tea? I had a big coffee this morning, but not food yet, so I 've got to take care of that. It's nice when the coffee both near the bus stop has one dollar 16 oz coffees. I usually don't drink that much coffee, but it's such a good I can't pass it up! I find my self becoming more like my Father as I get older. That's fine by me though, I love my Dad. Since we rode the bus to Scappose this morning we chatted all the way there, mainly abotu school stuff and buying books, he's my buddy. Also mum and Georgie are coming back from England on Thursday night so I'll see them Friday. It's so nice Mum has the weekend off, I've missed her. I told Dad to let me know when he'd like to take mum out for an evening they very rarely spend this much time apart.

Take care everyone Hayley X

PS: I'm also going to add tags to my entries from now on. I'm not sure what that will do, but it feels more organized ^_^.

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