Thank you, Susan, for emailing me on my down & dumpy disappointing day. You used the word "tenacity" in your email.
I've been focused on that word ever since.
From there, I climbed out of my dark hole of disappointment, brushed myself off, and got back to work.
A local senator's office has agreed to look at my proposal after SOMEONE ELSE changed their mind. Certainly this senator has not (yet) agreed to sponsor my proposal, but at least here in the 11th hour they've agreed to look at it.
I just have to remind myself---it took 5 years to get this passed in another state. I can't give up at the first little round of disappointment. There may be others in the future, and I plan to handle each one better than the last.