So, keeping a blog is quite a task, especially for someone like me who doesn’t want to be, well, a bother. There are so very many choices you can make with your time. Even when I was gigging regularly my inner narrative went something like this. “Hi, sorry to bother you, if you aren’t too busy and are looking for something to do on Saturday night, and feel like maybe possibly coming to hear me play, I’ll be at…” I marveled at those folks who could move in and out of circles with flyers in hand, spreading the word about their band. Self promotion has never been my thing. That’s why I find it so interesting that I get so fired up about music therapy and music education and helping families get the services they need. Here it is, early fall, and parents are getting their kids and loved ones signed up for services and classes. I write these long emails to parents in my practice about how what they are doing by having their kids in music is such a gift. It is really – so beneficial. I always say that in the absence of choir, band, or theater programs at my high school, I probably wouldn’t have shown up. So, welcome back to school, to the fall, to the crisp air and sense of possibility lingering. May your choices for how you spend your time be wise ones, but also allowing of some whimsy and playfulness. Grab onto your passions and let your voice be heard.
“Say what you wanna say, and let the words fall out. Honestly, I wanna see you be brave!” – Sara Bareilles. http://youtu.be/mmendCu3Y2Q