If you have been following me on Twitter you already know I was anticipating a confirmation on my scholarship status today. Sadly I still haven’t received it and that’s enough to make me sad because before the Great Visa Debacle of 2014 struck earlier this year, I was confirmed for a spot. I feel a tad stupid for not getting the scholarship and slightly peeved at the circumstances, but there isn’t anything I can do at the moment. Just focus on the work ahead.
As for feeling stupid, what The Cult of Genius said seems to have struck a cord in me.
Yes, you have to be clever, but if you have good taste in problems, an ability to forge intellectual connections, an eye for untapped opportunities, drive, and yes, a willingness to work hard, you can have major impacts on the field.