Oh my ! The grant process was…

Mini Grant SenseMaker Project Story or Micro-Narrative

  • Grant Project: Self Compassion Matters
  • Description: Support for the operation of an existing business for profit or not for profit
  • Role: I received a mini grant for an idea I had
  • Date submitted: 2021-02-09 12:00

Oh my ! The grant process was a frantic one in Q4 2020. I reached out to a number of contacts and felt that some traction was being made…Then nothing. Year-end kicked in. So did the challenges of Covid. I felt everything grinding to a halt. The initial meetings and potential connections’ interest appeared to disappear. Things seemed to fizzle out…The beginning of 2021 was also terribly slow. It seems that Self Compassion Matters was not a priority, decision makers had not responded. I have to admit that frustration began to creep in. I am aware that Q1 is the best time of the year in terms of weather and being outside…Anyhow, some Self Compassion was needed. I am glad that I reached out to the bewellpbc team, I feel supported and my efforts are appreciated!

How This Person Interpreted Their Story or Micro-Narrative

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • This project or activity has the capacity to impact the community:
  • This project impacts:
  • To have the biggest impact, this project needs support from: Individuals in the community
  • The mini grant project(s) in my story impact: Small groups
  • The story I shared shows the importance of: Being a part of something bigger
  • In my story, things went: --
  • Living in unprecedented times. Not only dealing with covid challenges, trying to get buy in during tough social and political times. The Election and the Inauguration was energy-sapping for many. I pray for more peaceful times and better relationships. More resilience and balance in all communities.
  • The story shows: --
  • It's about Mindset. Maybe we need to pivot and seek others in need of Self Compassion Matters. I feel more energized after our Bi-Monthly Meeting. I was beginning to feel despair and now I am feeling supported by a wonderful team. I feel that I have a community and a role in a bigger team. Thank You.