I have some news. Old news by now, but new news to this blog. It's only old news now because I felt weird about making a big deal of it back when it was new news. It's good news... great news actually! The old me wanted to duck her head and smile to herself about it for a while.
Other factors that stopped me from sharing this:
- I don't like drawing too much attention to myself in this way (how do I reconcile being private about a public career as an artist?)
- Announcing good news will make you look like a self-loving bigot to self-hating peers (no judgement... I can't be the only one to feel jealous and insecure about the successes of others)
- Being awarded such an opportunity is also a rejection to your competitors who weren't. That's just the way it goes, but it's pretty uncomfortable when some of those competitors are your friends.
That being said, I'm trying to make this life happen. If I don't give myself the time of day, who will?
Without any further ado, here's what I've been keeping quiet for the last month: