Sometimes Good News Plays Hard to Get

Only in New York

I remember years ago feeling very down about my career (which at that point was very much focused on being a screenwriter) and the lack of progress I’d made since uni. I very distinctly recall a phone conversation with my sister, in which I dramatically sighed – a move I’ve since perfected – that “I think I just need to accept that this is as good as it gets.”

The very next morning I got a letter from Tropnest, saying I’d been accepted into their screenwriting initiative at Fox Studios.

Well, yesterday I had a serious case of de ja vous.

I had applied to the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, you see, to do some intensive private workshops in musical improv and solo improv with the respectively brilliant Michael Pollock and Gary Austin in LA. The announcement date had come and gone, however, and with no news coming in the mail, I had simply assumed that I was not one of the chosen ones.

Which is all well and good. Just that I’d been feeling – as you know – a bit down on the lack of momentum on the career front this year since the car crash.

Anyhoo, as my application now put me on Ian Potter’s general mailing list, I received from them yesterday the “Merry Christmas News” email. I opened it up, and curious, clicked on the link to see who the recent recipients of the Cultural Trust grants actually were.

It was then that I scrolled through this.

And saw MY NAME.

I think I actually squealed.

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  1. December 16, 2010

    omg Huge Congrats Jenny!!! sooo exciting for you… lotsa love and hugs…

  2. December 16, 2010

    That’s such wonderful news!
    I keep hearing about these incredible career achievements, travel and learning opportunities of yours – and I always feel inspired by how dynamic and committed you are. Well done, well done!
    I can certainly relate to the dissonance of career-slump/plateau, but it’s funny how things can drop into your lap at just the moment you need them.
    Great stuff.

  3. December 16, 2010

    Congrats Jen…thats truly awesome and I hope inspiration enough for you to feel great about your choosen path.

  4. December 17, 2010

    Haha, yay! Congratulations! Typical grants people, letting you find out by yourself…

  5. Liz Wynter Lonie
    December 20, 2010

    you so deserve it kiddo… good on you…

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