CHORAL NET: Happy New Year’s Resolutions.
Set one goal that you believe you can achieve and one that is a dream. So often if we set out to make the first happen the second can then find its place in our collective reality.
Here are a few unsolicited suggestions:
*Choose a new composer to use for score study
*Try teaching a score in a new language that you have not done in the past
*Pay it forward in line for your daily coffee/tea habit – the joy will surprise you
*Talk with colleagues about ways to set boundaries for balanced work hours
*Find a new walking/hiking path to explore once a month with a friend/partner
*Set time to be off electronics if even for a few hours a day
*Try out a new hobby – a recent choral grad of mine just took up the violin!
*Buy a new book and promise to read it in its entirety
*Make plans to go to your divisional conference – and introduce yourself to at least two new people you meet there.