All Good Things

As the old saying goes, “All good things come to those who wait.

 

imageI have always been a firm believer in due time, letting things happen as they may, and only trying to control what is within your reach. I’ve also always been a planner, a worrier, and a bit of a control freak (in the best way, of course). Until one day, I finally made the leap.

On March 3rd, 2014, I took the biggest leap I’ve taken in my life. I moved to New York without a job and with only a 5 week sublet. This was it. This was do-or-die.

In that time, I made the strides I have always dreamed of. I’ve secured a job that pertains to my degree, and one that is fulfilling and enjoyable at that. I’ve moved on to the next sublet (lease to follow!), and I’m starting to settle into the city and get in my routine. It’s starting to be home. But most importantly, I’m starting to take the time to enjoy the smaller, finer things in life.image(1)

All good things come to those who wait, and these good things can include the basic wants and necessities such as where to live and where to work. These good things can also include taking the long way home on the first Spring day, stopping to appreciate the sunset, or aimlessly exploring your new home with some new friends.

All good things come to those who wait, and in due time you will find everything has fallen into its place. While all the pieces haven’t quite connected yet, it’s nice to be able to take a moment and appreciate all of the good that has followed all of the waiting. It’s not only satisfying, but extremely rewarding to know in due time…

All good things, friends.

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All good things.

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Music Education Matters

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Yesterday morning I had the pleasure to attend an event at Norman Binkley Elementary school with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Energizer and country singer Jimmy Wayne.  This event was part of VH1 Save The Music and Energizer’s “Positive Energy” campaign, where the two partnered together to give musical instruments to select schools throughout the nation.  Now, if you know anything about the Save The Music Foundation, then you know that this is their mission and goal, that they are an “organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education.” (STM.com).

Now, as you might know, I had the privileged to intern with STM this summer in Manhattan.  In my “About” section, I go-on about this probably a bit more than I should.  But, it’s with good reason.  It was truly life changing and eye-opening for me.  It not only opened doors and windows and all these other outlets for me, and showed me ways I could use what I was learning in the class room, or how happy I could be with a future profession, but I was also working for something I felt passionate about — music education…

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