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Backyards are underrated

May 12, 2015

Friends! I’ve missed you. I don’t even know where most of you are anymore, but I miss you. I’ve been gone for so long. What was I doing? I was doing grad school (again) and sleeping like it was the Dark Ages. (I’m not joking. This was my sleep schedule.) But, but … I’m not going to school anymore–well, at least not for a long time. Turns out, music therapy and I were not MFEO. I found that I was more passionate about teaching voice to music therapy students than I was about music therapy. Just like Dorothy said:

And it’s that if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard; because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.

I’m going to be focusing on teaching from here on out, and it is as it should be. This summer, I’m finally doing the functional voice training certification that I’ve been hoping to do for years. And I’m looking forward to exploring some new opportunities with the university next year.

Since the end of the semester, I’ve been catching up on my sleep and weaning myself off of Coke and Peanut M&M’s, which were my diet staples for the last few months. The dark circles under my eyes are fading, and at least people aren’t asking me, “Are you feeling okay?” That’s nice. Sleep is f*cking magic. I am a new woman, y’all.

I’ve got a lot to catch up on: family, friends, dusty books on my nightstand. I’m sorry that I’ve been MIA. I’m happy to be back.

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  • Reply Louisa May 18, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    So proud of you for being able to recognize when something wasn’t right! I think you’re super brave. And your students are lucky to have you! xoxo

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