So, after a break from writing due to a heavy few days and a couple of migraines things have calmed down. FB is becoming more confident, which is lovely on one level, and after some chats with a couple of long term students about working practices I am trying to change how I work! Clearly, I am not achieving what I want, so time for change!
I am so work focussed that it isn’t healthy; I’m losing why I do this in the first place, ok, apart from the money (such that it is!). Music for me! So, I spent a pleasant hour tuning the lute then ten minutes playing it! Lol.
I used to enjoy researching early music, studying music learning new things. Now I don’t have time, unless it is work related. I need some me time now summer is here.
To that end I am going to compartmentalise everything, or flit from one thing to another as one of my mature students does. She finds it very effective. She is self employed like me, but semi-retired. She works on a project until she can’t concentrate on it any longer, then moves into a different room and starts something completely different, and so on! Each room is a different project/idea. Ok, she lives on her own but the idea can be adapted to my madhouse!
Tomorrow is paperwork, recital pieces while FB is at nursery, then teaching. Once the hols begin properly so will the compartmentalising! 🐿 I wonder if there is space in my office to have the mandolin out? There is certainly a lot of unnecessary crap 💩amongst the necessary crap💩! Perhaps a small shelving unit could house the recording desk and digital modelling box? Maybe some stuff could go in the loft? 🐿 Then I could make room for another guitar!….No, I did not say that. Perhaps I could just leave space to put my shoes away (we have a shoe cupboard but there isn’t enough space for mine!) We have a coat cupboard, and yes, you’ve guessed it, there isn’t enough space for my jackets!
I have also decided to go as dairy free (vegan) as possible. In other words, vegan in the house, and possibly outside depending on the situation. We are already veggie. I’m also cutting down the alcohol again. We went teatotal for most of last year, it was great! So, I may also make some major reductions there, too.
Lute and Penny Poppers asleep in the case!