In the plane going to Montreal last month I started to seriously think about 2018 plans. Now for those of you who know me on a personal level you know that I love to plan. I think it helps me to feel more secure. Even when the plans might change. I noticed that I had a lot I wanted to accomplish in 2018 and it helped me think about the realism of my plans. Balance these past six months has been a challenge. Family, nursing work, music biz. I hope next year to be a bit more balanced, however as a mentor recently suggested life is not always the same in the area of balance. I do feel a lot of pride in what I did accomplished in 2017 and gratitude. Gratitude to all the people who helped, photographers, video people, engineer, producer, musicians, etc. And then those who showed up to the shows and listened, absorbed and appreciated what I had to offer. Thank you Universe!
Last year at this time I joined an on line support/business group for female musicians. This really helped me focus on what I did want to do in my music biz as there are so many things that pull at you and it is challenging to decide what is a good idea. We did Core Values and we are redoing that this year. I have found that they remain similar but not exaclty the same as they were last year. Balance, Compassion, Creativity, Happiness, Wisdom. What are your core values? What drives you and brings you happiness? These are questions to consider as you move closer to another new year that is full of possibiltiy. As the Buddha has suggested ‘There is no large and difficult task that can’t be divided into little easy tasks’.
I trust as we go forward into another year that you do find some joy this season, companionship and music.
Go out and find your happiness and creativity,
Yours in all things creative,