Honey Do List & Team Work

The end of a school year for a teacher invites a certain level of relaxation and time to both reflect on the past year and plan for the next school year. When your kid goes to the school where you teach you have a different perspective of your time during the summer.

Planning a action packed summer seems like the right thing to do in March or April. Looking at road-trips or visiting relatives across the country seems like the only reasonable thing to do with this time. However, there are certain responsibilities that must be taken in to account. Although you may have the time you can only do so much with the time you have.

My wife and I have a few thing that we have been putting off. Now is the only time we (me) have to do these projects. The process is important, and all parties involved must be strict about it’s implementation.

Your job comes in two stages. First; make decisions for both kid summer activities and home projects. Then creating a schedule for both projects. Second; stick to the schedule. This can be the hardest part of the plan. Lucky for me I have a great partner, and she’s a planner.

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Balance

I’d like to think that I have a certain amount of balance in my life. If I keep to my routines I feel whole and complete. As a musician-educator there are few opportunities to work both sides of my professional life equally and with the same intensity. One will usually be stronger than the other, in other words I am either a musician (performer) who teaches music or a music teacher who plays music occasionally.
Then there’s the personal life and the balancing act which has become a game of Jenga. Spending the right kind of time with the spouse and kid, while keeping sanity within arms reach can be daunting. Not forgetting to exercise your body as well, you can’t afford to be out of shape. Eating well can be optional, depending on how much time you spend in you car. It seem to be all a game. One piece moved too far out and the whole structure come falling down and all the players get to yell JENGA!
There are rare instances where it all just seems to work. Hardly noticeable to you in the moment, sometime after the day has past by, you take stock of all the events that came into focus at the right times and in the right ways. Today might have been one of those days.