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So the music community in all cities I'm sure can begin to feel quite small after a while. You try to see as many shows as you can and are constantly rating, comparing, networking, socializing and communicating with musicians from everywhere.
After a long talk about the music therapy profession the other day a friend said to me "How's your personal life?" and I was
I wasn't sure what that meant. So much of my life feels personal, feels social, feels joyful and effervescent. Much of what I do doesn't feel like work. And I consider myself very lucky to feel that way.
I took up a teaching position at Theatre Works Calgary, teaching 10-14 year olds vocal pieces over the next 7 weeks. It's been a while since I've done anything like this and I'm totally pumped at the prospect of hanging out with kids and learning about their music and goals. I find youth to be incredibly invigorating to be around. Don't get me wrong, you couldn't pay me enough to be a teenager again but I just love the sense of possibility that surrounds them.
Remember your teenage years? Weren't they hell? Aren't you so glad they're over?
And does anybody stand out in your mind as a mentor, as a leader, as a coach or hero? Somebody older and cool that you didn't have a crush on, you just thought they were incredibly inspiring?
That's my goal. And I'd like to do it being personable. Being myself.
That's my personal life. Loving my work. Trying not to call it work. Not being "busy" but doing fun & exciting things.
Anyway. That's all a bit random. I blame the picking out harmonies from the Beatles, the creation of songlists for children ages 3-4 and youth ages 10-14, texting with my polish buddy about her cat and the consumption of coffee & kahlua and then a glass of wine.
Staying in Fridays.