Where do I start? I am embarking on this adventure in the blogosphere as a way of communicating, yes; keeping myself on track, certainly; keeping track, for sure. In July, I begin a year's sabbatical from my job at Carleton University. During that year, I have a number of things I want to do.
I'm looking forward to spending more time with my son, who is starting school this year. It's a big year for him, and I'm glad to have time and a flexible schedule in August and September to help him with that transition.
I have some professional projects that I am working on and hope for some positive outcomes from those. I will be doing some freelance coaching and consulting work; taking part in a research project headed by a colleague at Carleton; taking at least one course.
My other professional project is in a different profession altogether - music. I have numerous music goals, but this is what they boil down to: perform as much as possible, and record. I'm not a professional musician, but I would like to be. I started playing the guitar as an adult, so I'm insecure about my guitar skills. I love singing. I have lately discovered a love of percussion, too. I've played open mics with my friend Patricia and a few other friends here and there. During this sabbatical year, I have some skills to work on (guitar-playing, songwriting), some songs to record (both original and covers), and I want to perform as much as I possibly can.