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The state of things in Aim-ville.

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My beautiful office at Capital – complete with THE white and red velvet baby grand piano! <3

So things have been a wee bit craze-ville in my little corner of the world.

Last week was the first week of the new semester at my work, which is always a bit nuts. As a voice instructor, I spend a ridiculous amount of time outside of actually teaching to organize students into a schedule that works for everyone. Plus, researching song options for the students, especially the new ones to my studio.

As all my free hours became consumed by work stuff, my other to-do list items were getting pushed farther and farther back on the burner, which is never a good feeling. It lends one of my personality type to start feeling a bit frantic, like there’s some large thing needing my attention that I just haven’t had time for yet.

I didn’t check my regular email for about 3 days. Sorry to anyone who sent me something important.

They say you make time for the things that are important to you. I say, “grumble, grumble, grumble…”. Those people must not have a full time job, a young child, and a husband in medical school, all while about 1400 miles away from family!

I’m sure I’ll feel things calm down once I get back into my meditation routine. 🙂

Speaking of routines, that leads me to goals, which for the last month have been almost completely non-existent. Summers are like that though. We took a trip, I had a sinus and ear surgery (kinda under the radar), and Rob finished up his second board examinations. It’s been full to say the least.

But hey, the world offers us many opportunities for a fresh start. Now that I’ve survived my first week back at work, and Anya survived her first week at her new school – with only receiving one bite two bites (one her face and her arm, toddlers, ya know??), I’m feeling pret-ty good about getting back into the swing of things.

Yesterday I started back to my 4 am wakeups, back to upping veggies and exercising, and back to remembering that there’s more to life than than the daily grind, even though it seems all consuming at times.

I will slow down. I will breathe. I will come back to myself and the truths that exist beyond just what I see.

Life is good. Life is full. And although I might complain sometimes, I don’t think I’d have it any other way.

Here’s wishing you a fabulous week with time to rest and enjoy! *Hugs*

 

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  • Diana McCullough September 1, 2015, 11:22 am

    Amy! Always wonder how my colleagues are managing their return to the academic year, and delighted in reading your account. The shift from summer-mode to fall has never ceased to challenge me. For years, I could depend on a cold virus to settle in for the Labor Day week-end, due to running myself down with school year preparations. Best of the fall season to you, your students, and your family!

    • Anonymous September 1, 2015, 11:22 am

      beautiful studio @ Cap!!!!!

      • Amy Rakowczyk September 1, 2015, 8:30 pm

        Thank you!!!

    • Amy Rakowczyk September 1, 2015, 8:30 pm

      Thank you, Diana! It’s an adjustment, that’s for sure! Hope all is well for you. *hugs*

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