A week of grant writing. It’s lots of work, for what amounts to a relatively small grant amount, but it makes a huge difference in passing a critical mass of available liquidity for me to set up a welding space at home.
It’s always a process of difficult self-reflection to work on one of these sorts of things. You end up being forced to re-examine your career, your work, and then chop it down, and down, and down to meet word limits. You worry constantly about losing something essential, some nuance about yourself, by reducing your career, motivations and plans to their most basic and businesslike, and then you worry further that the examining peers won’t enjoy reading it.
But at the end, it’s done, and have a weekend off to try and recharge, before trying to get back into clearing more stuff out of my storage space.