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y life as a busy opera singer, voice teacher, photographer and mom - not necessarily in that order! I consider myself immensely fortunate to have carved out a way of doing all of these things which mean so much to me - it may sometimes get a little crazy, but it's always worth it. Welcome to the madhouse!

Friday, April 24, 2009

On the road again...

Wow. I get to be a singer again for a week! After the enforced hiatus, I appreciate my luck at being able to make a career out of a passion even more than usual, and am really looking forward to this one (for so very many reasons, not least of which an amazing piece to sing, and with colleagues who are not only wonderful musicians but old and valued friends).

Of course, with unerring accuracy, my time away seems to hit with THE busiest times at home: in the next week our daughter has:

- Girl Scout camping
- all-county honor chorus
- her children's chorus performance
- school orchestra concert

I think (hope!) I've managed to line everything up so that my absence won't cause too many logistical problems, but I always worry that something will fall between the cracks. Thank goodness for helpful grandparents, good friends and great neighbours.

And now, off to complete the usual pre-gig marathon of laundry and packing. Since this is a concert, I have gowns to get in order as well as the usual stuff, so a busy 24hrs ahead of me. But it's the best kind of busy, especially in anticipation of the amazing music I'll get to work on next week.

Life is good.

2 comments:

Catherine K. Brown said...

I've recently been performing again, and I've been amazed by how much energy it requires. Even more amazing, though, is that I've actually had the energy to work a full time job, perform several times a week, and not go crazy. I guess you can do nearly anything if you love it enough!

MG said...

It's funny, isn't it? I often think of that adage "The more I have to do, the more I get done" - sounds crazy, but it's true!

Congrats on your performing!