I am sitting on another plane, contemplating life and schedule and balance. Over a year ago our trio gave a talk together at the Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference. One of the things we were asked to speak about was finding balance. It was very interesting for me to hear how balance meant something totally different to each of us.
Read on to see how I am attempting to find balance these days…
At the moment I’m heading towards New Mexico for a few days of vacation. I love to roadtrip through the Southwest and end up in Colorado but this year I decided to save time and my back from so many hours of sitting. Opera season ended last week and I just finished an extra optional week of work. It was fun playing with a different group of people than usual and sitting concertmaster for the week. We performed twice, all opera excepts, including some from shows I haven’t played and I enjoyed a my few solos. I generally don’t take the extra work because I like to get out of town as soon as regular season ends. This year I experimented with not leaving immediately, in the interest of being home with my boyfriend and actually making money before spending it the rest of the summer! It was a successful and thoroughly enjoyable experiment. In addition to the previously stated benefits, I had time to run, see friends, practice, make dinner (and cinnamon rolls for Saturday brunch!) and collect myself before taking off. I have only fun summer travels ahead of me and think I found a good balance: one trio concert, one race, one new baby visit and a possible overseas friend visit.
I have barely spoken with Julie or Becca in the past month but we’ll see each other again in a little over a week and I’m looking forward to hearing about all of their summer adventures! Stay tuned for an update from the Colorado Rockies!