Back in the Saddle?

I’m going to try to get this blogging thing going again. I like to write, but I seem to have fallen into the idea that I have to have a carefully considered, thematic, thousand word essay, and that becomes too much to tackle with my busy schedule. So, I will try to put out short bursts of whatever is going on and include a nice photo.

Sandy bought a book called “Better Than Before” by Gretchen Rubin. The subtitle is “Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives”, and yeah, it’s another of the endless stream of self help books around, but I am finding it intriguing. A lot of the book is about asking yourself questions and analyzing your tendencies. Knowing yourself better gives you a fighting chance of sustaining the habits which will shape the life you want to live. I feel I can also use this approach to more successfully encourage my students and recording clients.

Some things I’ve learned so far include:

I’m a Questioner. That means I question expectations and don’t like arbitrary rules. I am convinced to do things by logic, reason, doing research.

I like to start things but sometimes have a hard time following through. Like keeping this blog going. I prefer to work at a steady pace. Familiar is ok, but I like novelty and new things.

There’s a lot more, and I will try to communicate with you more regularly. I leave you with this photo of Sandy’s music room, aka our living room. The evening light was just lovely, and her instruments are lined up, waiting for the moments when they come to life.image