Wing it Wednesday

We all need a little pick-me-up around quitting time on Wednesdays. I love the feeling I get when the 2:20 bell rolls around – because then there’s only two days til the weekend – but I think it’s also the most exhausting day of the week. Wing it Wednesday is my foray into mid-week-blog-pick-me-up land. No idea where this is going and no set plan. That’s the “wing it” part. 🙂

If you are in any way involved in the internet, I’ll bet you’ve come across these 36 questions that have been circulating. They come from a study by Arthur Aron, which explores whether the intimacy between strangers can be accelerated through the asking and answering of these 36 questions. You can read more about them here.

For my first Wing it Wednesday, I had a bit of fun answering some of these questions.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

Right now, my friend Alana would be the most welcome dinner guest at my table. She recently moved very, VERY far away and I miss her like crazy. We’ve been best friends since high school and my life feels a little empty without her. 

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

Silly answer: expert upholstery and/or sewing skills

Real answer: better listening skills

What is your most treasured memory?

Every day spent with my grandmother, Katherine. I grew up with her as an extra mother/sister/favourite aunt/best friend and I still miss her all the time. Sometimes I dream about her and wake up feeling her arms hugging me. It is the strangest and most wonderful sensation! 

Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

Probably conducting a school concert at the age of 80. I will make it part of the grande finale and die with the roar of applause ringing in my ears!

In all seriousness, I really do hope that I am still involved in music and teaching until I am old and very wrinkled. Some would call it being a workaholic. Personally, I hate that word. “You work so hard: you’re such a workaholic!” Actually, no. I am extremely committed to my students and my job, and want to provide as many opportunities as I can for them. But I also know the value of my marriage, my family, and my friends.

So there we go. I winged it. I wung it. I wang it. Wherever the whim was winging me! See you this weekend for some music room updates!

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