I took the month of May off of work to relax and put my thoughts in order. I had all these plans in my head that I wanted to write down and flesh out. I wanted time to sit and plan the future direction of the studio and the goals I wanted for my students. And do you know what happened? Two-thirds of the way through the month, the plans were still in my head. I was busier than ever and no closer to any solid plans than I was at the beginning of the month. Granted, I was really productive. We took a trip and had a visit from my mother-in-law; I attended a singing conference, filmed some videos, signed my kids up for classes, and remodeled one of my kitchen cabinets. So, it was a busy month.
Then the thought occurred to me: I am able to teach lessons because I make the time for them. Teaching is something that I do for myself because I love it, so why am I not making the time to plan for something so important. So I did finally make the time for it and I love the direction I am taking the studio. I don’t know if I will be able to do all the things that I want, but I am pretty excited about the possibilities. All-in-all, I am glad that I took the month off. I felt a little guilty about it, but I realized that I had to take care of myself if I was going to continue to be productive and effective.
And now, for some announcements: There is still time to sign up for the summer session of our 30-minute musical class. It will be outside at the Apex Nature Park starting June 8. You can sign up here or visit our website for more information. This class will not be offered during the school year, so if you would like your little songbird to participate, this is your only chance.
Also, if you are a homeschooler, I will be teaching this class for The Homeschool Experience this school year, as well as a choir for high school students. This is why I will only be offering this class for the summer. However, if you are interested, and there is space available, you are welcome to join me on Tuesdays at The Homeschool Experience in Raleigh.
That’s all for now, songbirds! Have a wonderful start to your summer. Stay safe and keep singing!