Here is a little lesson on not giving up on your goals too soon.
Remember how I said at $967,000 it was time to reset the money count for the next year because everything I'd written for during my VISTA year had come in? Remember how I said I just missed raising a million bucks?
I may have spoken a bit hastily.
There was an outstanding $50,000 grant that I forgot about. I wrote it in July. Five-six months ago. It was passing through a bunch of hoops that I didn't have anything to do with and what with the breakfast and becoming a VISTA supervisor, etc., it dropped off my radar.
Until today, and a copy of the $50,000 check was on my desk.
So, the money total now.... drumroll please... $1,017,000.
Yes, that's a "1" the millions column.
I guess this is what that expression about "feeling like a million bucks" refers to.