It has been interesting coming home and settling back in to normal life again. I have been through several different phases. The best thing has been the perspective it has brought me.
And guess what? I am living the dream!
You know how sometimes in life it is good to look around and realise that you have everything you have wished for? Life can be such a revelation when that happens. I remember years ago as a young teacher doing this. One day I suddenly realised that I was –
– living by the beach in a cottage
-playing Irish music in a band
– very happy doing what I was doing
The very things I had been dreaming about and wishing for!
So it is good to take stock, look around and check out your life sometimes.
Having been home 7 weeks now I am really appreciating all the good things in my life. I truly live a blessed life and am so very grateful for it.
One of the biggest insights I have had is about my work.
I have been teaching music, at home, for 5 years now. It has always just been a part of our weekly rhythm. Suddenly, this term, I have been innundated with students, old and new and my two teaching days are pretty full. WOW!!
I realise how fantastic this is. I work at home, my kids can just be here doing their own things, I am doing something I love doing and am good at (teaching & playing music), it is flexible, fun, I get paid in cash each week, every student is a friend and I have a relationship with each of them. I get so much satisfaction working one on one, developing a programme to meet their needs and seeing their progress each week.
I have remembered how much I love teaching and surely private tution is the very best.
What a blessing!
Here is Charlie in the music room – our gorgeous red, instrument-filled room I teach in. This night Charlie and I were boogying away to Old Crow Medicine show, using ribbons on sticks for extra effect!
“Music gives a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.”
~ Plato ~