That's how I've felt all week.
Yesterday was ridiculous. I thought I was going to fall asleep on my keyboard. My eyes felt like grapes being squeezed by some sadistic giant. I couldn't focus. I couldn't work. I couldn't concentrate on anything of any significance.
What's the point of even being here? I wondered.
My plan today was to come in and watch episodes of New Girl in a back cubicle of the office.
That's how done I felt.
Then I checked my email.
In December of last year, I wrote a grant application for the creation of a farmer's market in my food-desert neighborhood. It was the first grant I ever wrote, and I did not think anything would come of it because it was my first one. I think I even botched some of the numbers on the budget.
Today when I opened my email I was greeted with a letter saying I had received the grant!
If there was any day I needed that encouragement, today was it. Being able to see that hours of my work are bearing fruit for the community projects I am invested in is such a beautiful feeling. Things are happening. Projects are moving forward.
In addition to that awesome news, my coworker, Krystal, has decided to adopt one of the stray dogs in the neighborhood!