Saturday, September 1, 2012

Turn! Turn! Turn!

I cannot stop thinking of that song- and I don't really even know that song, nor have I ever really liked it.  But lately, I am absolutely loving it!

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

It's so true, isn't it?  Everything has it's season.
I can remember when I was on an interview for my first teaching position, and I was asked where I wanted to be in 10 years.  And I remember thinking, "In a classroom!  Why would I ever want to do anything else?" But within about 7 years, the season changed.  Turn, turn, turn.

I left teaching and started playing music for a "living".  (A living that's been pretty far below poverty level, but hey!, that's made me feel like a real artist!)

And, just like before, I thought I'd want to just do performance gigs forever.

But lately, it seems the seasons are changing again.  Although I still love making music just as I always have, I don't feel much of a drive to do it outside of the confines of my own home.

Ever since I brought home Lucy and Ricky last year, and I've immersed myself in all things puppy, I just feel such a pull towards being with them.  My husband referred to me recently as a "Stay at Home Dog Mom".

So the more time I can spend at home these days with Fermin and the kids, the better.  I'm not wanting to give away many nights or weekends to gigs these days.

I keep myself busy for sure with lots of creative outlets- Still with the music.  But newer endeavors too, like jewelry making.  And teaching my dogs fun tricks and making sure they get tons of excersize every day.  And cooking yummy meals for me and my husband.

I'm a believer in stating what you want, and then noticing how the universe opens up for you- So I might as well say it here...

I still want to play gigs here and there, but I'd also like to start a little neighborhood pet care business, and sell repurposed vintage jewelry.

Summer's nearly over and I'm excited to know a change is in the air.
Turn, Turn, Turn!


Andy Morris said...

little dissapointed thought I would be hearing you sing it :( hope all is well with you and Fermin and the Ricardos

Julie said...


Kerri said...

andy, i probably will have to do a cover of the song- it seems appropriate! :) or at least make a video to it of the ricardo's doing lots of tricky turns!!!