Happy October! Month of fall foliage, Halloween costumes, apple picking and pumpkin spice lattes. I will have none of those things in Bermuda; here, October means hurricanes, getting the garden planted (and then losing it all to the afore-mentioned hurricanes) and finding lightweight clothing in fall colors. Bermudians love their Fall Fashion, even though it’s 85 degrees and sunny! Bless them. But don’t worry, I’ll be spending a lovely 9 days in Chicago playing concerts and working with various student groups. I’m so excited for all of that, but I’m also excited to take a few walks around Lake Michigan, oohi-ng and ahh-ing over the changing leaves, and I will probably bribe my nephews to hit-up starbucks with me once or twice a day for a PSL fix.
After an awesomely productive and enlightening September, I’m excited to move onto my next 30-Day Project. September was “Health” and if you are curious, you can read about it here and here. October is going to be…….drumroll, please….. “Career”. Specifically, my performance career. (Spoiler alert: the “Teaching” and “Youth Orchestra” aspects of my career will each have their own month). I’m looking forward to booking some more concerts for this year and next (and the next—I’m already booking concerts for the 2019-2020 season!) cleaning up and updating my website, maybe getting some new headshots done, and learning how to write and send a good press-release, amongother things. I’m looking forward to ending the month with new kinds of content and a lot more of it to choose from. Obviously I’ll be practicing a ton gearing up for my week of concerts in Chicago, and I’m curious to see how playing so many recitals in 1 week will feel. I’m starting things off with my brand new business cards that the mother of one of my students designed. Didn’t she do an incredible job?
Again, the name of the game here is to make a little bit of progress in this area each day. Make necessary investments and read whatever I can find on the subject. If you have any ideas, please send them along in the comments. And in the meantime, Enjoy a caramel apple and a cider doughnut for me, please.