Welcome to 2009; so new in fact, that I am still writing 2008 first.
One of my favorite activities of the new year is clearing my schedule of the bits that are not very productive. Not only do I lose a little stress, but I gain time to do something different.
My wife laughed at me the other day when I told her that 2009 will be my year as a musician. She asked: “Aren’t you already a musician?”
Well, yes, but that isn’t quite what I mean. What I meant was that I intend to implement all of the performance ideas that I have had over the years, but have been too chicken to do them.
This should be much easier since I have a place to practice, rehearse, make videos and audio recordings; The Music Room. It is finally complete enough to use and I am very excited.
What I find difficult about this process is that I must decide what to stop doing and there is always someone that is at least a little inconvenienced when I make a change. I do, however, put in a great deal of consideration to the matter and I have found that by consolidating some of my activities, I can actually serve most of the people who depend on me better after the changes.
So, here is to 2009, I hope that I make the right choices for both of us.