First off a big thank you to all the nice words from people after my last, less than cheery post. Feeling a bit mournful sometimes comes out too much in my writing and it is nice to get such friendly kind responses.
So today is another day.
Lots of plans afoot.
I have been a bit stagnant of late. It comes from having finished a contract and finding myself with nothing to do except worry about the future. Do I take a 2013 contract? Do I want to be away from home so much as I was this year? What, in fact, do I want?
I think it is sometimes very easy to become bogged down with thoughts like these and if you are like me, become inactive rather than proactive because it is a bit overwhelming.
Anyway, occasionally something happens to give you new options.
My father is about to undertake a massive operation, which will leave him needing a lot of recovery time and my mum wants to free up her time in order to look after him as much as possible. My mum, though 70 years old, is still teaching piano and she has asked me to take on a day or two of her teaching, possibly as a temporary measure, or maybe with some of them on a permanent basis. This, as a solution to me present predicament is actually perfect. It gives me something to work at, certainly until Christmas, possibly beyond. It allows me to try something else (it is not exactly something new, as I have taught piano a lot over the years, and have been qualified to do it since I was 17) and get a bit of perspective on my current situation, what I want to do.
In my particular line of work, diversification is a very good idea, a way of making sure that all your eggs are not in one basket. I was always a good piano teacher, comes from having a patient disposition and a love for the instrument and I think that I will enjoy getting back into it. Let's see where life takes me next.