Ahhhhh. Summer! The time has arrived to hang up my teacher hat for a while and jam out on my other multiple passions. First and foremost is a return to balance, in ratio of unstructured to structured time, and to the quality of self-care that comes with a balanced daily, weekly and monthly schedule. It’s rejuvenation time.
Next up, again, time—it’ll be a summer theme—to connect with family and friends. Kevin and I are in Denver for a couple of weeks, relaxing (fantastic!) and visiting with his family. And I have important experiences coming up with loved ones in New York and Florida. I’m always excited to feed my wanderlust while getting to be with my people!
Meanwhile, for me, relaxing is, well, an interesting word. Or should I say I have an interesting approach. I get it from my mom, who was a bit of a whirling dervish during my childhood. I’ll continue working on my second poetry compilation, get a new tune list together for making some “grownup music”, cogitate on other business and creative ventures, and explore and share all the summer foods and experiences that I love.
One bit of sharing that I’m looking forward to doing here relates to my philosophy of music education. My last few summers have included lots of amazing training. This summer I’ll skip all that. I just want time—have I mentioned time yet?—to reflect on everything that I’m passionate about in facilitating the musical lives of children and young people. Woooo! Glorious summer ensues.