Oh. My. Goodness.
Whoever'd thought I would be doing this at last! I am so excited to be starting up this business idea which I've had for the last 10 years. I am so pleased that I can finally start making my dream my reality.
Although this site won't be up and running for a while yet, I thought it'd be interesting to just jot down a few words during the set-up process.
Looking forward to bringing you all with me on this bloody exciting adventure!
So I set up this weebly account the other day. My mum uses it for her art studio work/business and I helped her with that once so I thought I'd give it a go for my business idea. I have managed to come up with the ideas for the different pages, I've found some photos I'd like to eventually add.
I am absolutely LOVING having the time and space to do this from home. Life really is too short. It is time to start putting in place my new career since I suffered a heart attack (SCAD) 6 months ago. I'm still on long term sick leave, but am gradually getting stronger and more confident. Having to re-learn how to do everything has been such a surreal experience. The SCAD came totally out of the blue. I was 38 at the time, healthy, non-smoking/non-drinking meditating, yoga-ing, exercising person, full of positive energy and completely engrossed in my career as a secondary school Head of Music. Busy! But really great at my job :-) and considered "one of the strongest middle leaders" at my school. I'd just become headhunted by my MAT to be an SLE for the entire trust. But I wonder whether the 10 years of solid love and energy I'd put in to my career had begun to wear me down. For those of you who know me, I can be (maybe I should be saying "used to be") a total perfectionist and always strive for the very best in everything I do - often to my detriment. That saying, even the best of us teachers at school always felt we could never get the job done due to the ever-increasing pressures of workload, financial cuts, etc. I feel so sad that school teaching is truly becoming an impossible job. Our kids deserve the best! And it is absolutely heartbreaking that we cannot give it to them.
Anyway. It is now time to consider how I can continue to share what I absolutely love more than anything in the world - music, and learning - in a way that is more healthy for me and my wellbeing. This idea of an instrumental music teaching business, with the option of also tutoring in other subjects I'm able to, built into an online presence - is already inspiring me and I've only just started creating the website.