It’s Own Reward

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The Fours of Nature: Laurie, Mary, Norma, and Dorey 

What have I been up to lately?  According to the date of my last post, it’s apparent that I haven’t been blogging.

For one thing, I have added real estate to my collection of careers. Ultimately, I will be purchasing a retreat and realty presented itself as the next step along that path. While I have added a new facet to my business, I have also begun the process of shedding all the things that no longer serve me… again.

Because I enjoy working and have difficulty relaxing, I have a propensity for burnout. This is a recurring theme in my life but I am learning to more quickly recognize when I am out of balance.

Reestablishing that balance is what I am up to now.

When I have sloughed off all the miscellaneous obligations to others that I have created for myself, I have the space for singing in my life again. Singing feeds my soul… and asks very little in return.

After rehearsing with the Fours of Nature (above) for an upcoming coffeehouse (and still nursing an ear worm), I was thinking about how much I love being immersed in music. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to really give myself to a musical endeavor, so I had forgotten how good it feels. My reminiscing, reminded me of hearing Sting quote George Bernard Shaw (below) several years ago. The sentiment is true…

Music is its own reward.

~George Bernard Shaw