So sorry that your DH isn't being more supportive Kate. My DH is not supportive either and I used to be similar to you in that I fed off of outside enthusiasm. I feel being with my DH is changing me in this respect since now I actually am more of a "motivate from within" kind of gal now. I used to look to him for support and encouragement but he is just really absent minded about how to be supportive. I remember once when I had gained a lot of weight after having Elle and I had lost 3 lbs in 3 days and was excited, he said "so, 3 lbs is nothing." And I got so upset, near tears actually because I was still a PP emotional wreck, but after crying about it a couple days I decided to not tell him anything I was doing anymore or of any personal accomplishments that I had made because he was always down playing them and making them seem insignificant, which would in turn make me feel that they were insignificant to and that I should just not try to do certain things.
It took me a while to get that mindset about everything and I still want to share positive things I am doing with him but I am cautious because I don't want to lose my momentum. I have informed him that he is not encouraging and is unsupportive and he swears that he is not, so recently I shared something with him and he said something negative about it and I reminded him how unsupportive he was instead of letting it get to me. He actually apologized and said that his comments were unsupportive and he would try to do better, but I don't count on it. That is just his personality.
I say go ahead and submit the ad if you really want to. We can be a support for you if you need it.
Forgot to mention earlier about your concert. I love me some Markie Mark, I used to slobber over him and I love ALL his movies. I also used to love NKOTB and your posts about your ultimate fan dom always make me smile. I went to one of their concerts years ago when I was 14 in Detroit. It was a good time.