Where did all the time go? This summer seemed so immense only a month ago, and all of a sudden we only really have a few weeks left until it is time to start thinking about fall again.
What have I accomplished so far this summer?
- I have profited from Montreal. I attended the Jazz Fest, the Francofolies festival, random street festivals that I didn’t know existed before, gone to a free tango class, biked all over the island at all times of day and night, had poutine, did yoga on the Lachine canal, got bagels from St. Viateur so often that I am now friends with the employees and get my bagels for free, went to house parties, climbed the mountain, tried the flying trapeze, attended Tam-tams and Piknic Elektronik…. and Much more.
- I have gained amazing exposure through singing in the metro. The amount of social and musical confidence I have gained through this experience is unmatched. I have never in my life performed so often in such a short amount of time. I have been featured by a small TV station, met agents, recording engineers, other musicians, circus performers, and music lovers.
- I have built a very healthy lifestyle. I have found a way to eat mostly local, organic food, exercise consistently, and know when I need sleep. Hopefully I’ll bring this skill into the following year.
- I have rekindled my desire to make music, learn, and work hard in this amazing life. After a hard year of papers and study, sometimes the last thing you want to do is continue to study. But there is so much to learn in this world. And, most of the learning is experiential – all you need to do is step outside your comfort zone, and make ‘Yes’ be your magic word.