Thank you, Bon Jovi, for providing the perfect title to this blog post. You’ve come through yet again, my eloquent friend.
It’s almost impossible to believe that my 8-week summer session is halfway over. Where did the month of June go, and how could it be that we’re already well into July?
It seems like just yesterday I was welcoming my first student into my new studio, wondering how I’d ever get used to the rigor of full-time private practice. But now, four weeks later, I feel like I’ve found my rhythm.
In four short weeks, I’ve learned quite a few important lessons. But here’s the most important one: you can do all the planning in the world, but you should always plan on changing your plans as you go. I’ve found this to be true of my studio setup, the approach I take with new students, and just about every new method I’ve put into place this summer.
Now it’s time to start planning for my fall session, which will begin in late August after a two-week break. This time around, I’ll be armed with the knowledge that everything doesn’t have to be perfect from the get-go…or ever, for that matter.
I was so glad to see your post. My session load is trippling this fall and I’ve been panicking a little all summer over how I’m going to handle it all. Especially because I’ve been too busy this summer to begin any preparation. My schedule will finally lighten up next week so I can begin thinking about session plans, creating a website and organizing my office . I’m going to keep your words in mind and try to keep things in perspective. Thanks again for such great work!
Hi Linda! I was in your position at the beginning of the summer…and still feel as though I’m not 100% caught up! But I’ve made it work, and I know you will, too. Keep us posted :)