While the summer has been amazing overall, things have gotten rough over the past couple of weeks. Besides many tragic world events that I can’t seem to get out of my mind, we’ve had our share of tragedies and issues at my job as of late. I felt more depressed than I’d been in months…the death of Robin Williams was the last straw, and I finally had to cry it out.
In the end though, I found all of this to be life-affirming. Williams’ death reminded me of my own struggles with mental illness, and realizing both how far I’ve come and what an amazing support system I have put a smile on my face. I saw just how much I care about my job and the people I work with, how important pursuing music is to me, and how loved I feel by family and friends.
Things are definitely looking up. The RWO concert is tomorrow (!!), my husband landed an amazing new job, and family vacation is coming up soon. I’ve gotten to see my friends, go down the shore, and watch many a bad movie. Our wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of the month. I’m just so grateful for it all.
I’ll be posting video (hopefully) of the RWO concert on Sunday or so (see the above rehearsal photo), and will keep everyone posted on upcoming auditions and performances. Here’s looking to a great fall.