I have just come back from two wonderful weeks away. I swam in cold ocean water every day. I didn’t wash my hair at all. (I didn’t brush it either, but that’s nothing new….) I ate fresh oysters and just-caught lobster. I listened to a lot of music. I stayed up late, playing games and laughing with people I love. I didn’t play the cello at all. I read a lot.
It was perfect.
2017 was a busy year – full of concerts, artistic challenges, a few disappointments (but they come with the territory, really), lots of teaching problems (and mostly solutions), headstands, handstands, a new wine bar in Marrickville, recording plans, good food and a big trip overseas. I needed a rest!
Now I am sitting writing this ready for 2018. It’ll be bigger, I think. More concerts already. A CD to record. Some travel – some for work, some for play. I’m looking forward to so many things! I know that not everything that 2018 will throw at me will be positive. I know that there will be some hurdles, probably a mountain to climb (that’ll most likely be the CD recording), plants in my garden will get eaten by snails, and there will be some bendypretzel yoga stuff I’ll not be able to do at all.
But I think I’m ready for it. I have some funky new tye-dye pants. I have new pieces to play. I have friends there with me. My cello is good to go. Bring it on!