|the lake is long-melted now.|
I am always wanting to write, but of late become distracted by life happening around me and less likely to take an idea from sprout to fruition.
There are many wonderful personalities in this life. My friends from grade school to now come through my memories and while it's completely impossible for all to be present at the once, lately, I've thought about how poignant one's past (which is but a collection of present moments stored for later) can be to creating a more influential now.
Also, I've been feeling super lucky to have made the move from the Bitterroot to the Flathead, and on Friday, which is my favorite since James is Home in the mornings and then I head East to teach a few music classes. That time in the classroom is huge for my ego. This week, I ran into a past choir student, Madeline, visiting her mama's Elementary school, miles from the classroom & stage we share memories together. Seeing her reminded me how close our experiences can still be, how worth pursuing and finding. She told me that I'm missed in Florence. I was teary and flushed, and drove away with a pit in my heart, which I felt for so many students in Florence. I miss you all! Keep singing.
While being "stay at home" is great and all, it's really hard for me to create our own daily schedule and basically impossible unless I can procure a paycheck and a feeling of self-worth beyond my immediate family.
Asking myself- what does an ideal day look like? Complete with the cleaning and cooking and adventuring that I want to get done.
I have been wanting to post my work schedule because a couple of you who follow my blog have commented on my working part time which I have to say all moms of littles should consider! I also just want it here as a timestamp to look back on and say- I love the amount of work I'm doing right now. //
Part time weekly schedule
Until the End of May,
North Valley Music
T- 3:15-7 :: Voice/Piano
W- 4:30-7 :: Voice/Piano
(Cayuse Prairie :: 2-3 and Child Development Center 3:45-4:15)
and Outside Kids at 10 on alternating days!
I dock 5-10 hours per week over at Glacier Park Boat Company's Website/Social Media as well. I need to create more of a set schedule for myself for this work in the evening hours. This is my first experience on Wordpress, it's a great way to practice blogging and social media practice, and I'm learning a TON. I feel thankful for the opportunity to have potential income and growth in this avenue, and I have been working more on how to do a better job in this area over the summer.
Over this summer, I will be working with Glacier National Park Lodges to facilitate music at Many Glacier Hotel. Playing piano there was a dream job I received as a young college student, and now it is my dream to continue music there. I am volunteering now, as I've been all along, until I start getting paid in May, to keep the Hootenanny going. Once upon a time, there was employee music showcased in the Hotel each and every night of the week. This summer, you can count on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9 pm as well as other dates for employee music. Contact me here if you have any interest or questions! Thanks!
On top of all of it, I have signed on as a wholesale member with Young Living, as you've probably noticed if you've been reading along. If you go ahead and look into this company, you'll see that they have the best selection of essential oils, they have an excellent commitment to each stage of this product's development, and a ridiculously interesting list of health benefits.
Those of you who've already begun to love aromatherapy and its effects on psychology, relaxation, immunity, etc, you know that it's can be a bit of an addiction. It's exciting to experience those scents and sensations develop and heal. Scents like "Peace and Calming" can have a profound effect on a person, and to think that it's all from distillation of god-made plants? Ah!!
While I love the products, and don't see myself wanting to ever stop using them, my life's mission is music. BUUUUUT. I hope to keep going with my Essential Rewards orders (each month, I order $50 minimum of worth of product.... for me + friends. I get a percentage back and have a wishlist so it will hopefully work out!) Increasing my family's, and my own, personal health through this is huge, but I don't want to be obsessed.
On the day-to-day, I still feel tired, and guilty about it. Then people tell me how energetic my girls are, and I try to cut myself some slack. I experiment with cutting caffeine, gluten etc.... with sleeping more and running and stretching... and I guess it helps a little. Overall, I think I'll just always be a little bit tired as a mama. Although I'd like to find a balance where I'm accomplishing more and sleeping really hard. More energy, yes!
This published post is brought to you by a few yummy cocktails on the skihill and a will to publish. Happy reading, happy weekending, y'all!