Sometimes you've got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, and know when to walk away. A wise old man said this once...or sang it, whichever you choose.
Teaching. It can be a challenge to be an "edutainer". I completely enjoy my job and love planning creative things for the students to do. I had my first lesson completely flop the other day. In my head I had created this awesome lesson and was going to get the kiddies singing The Beatles. I started off and sung it to the class, then we broke it down verse by verse, repeating the chorus.
It just didn't have that spark that I had hoped for. Actually it completely flopped. HAHA I was a bit crushed. I don't know what I was expecting, perhaps something along the lines of "Sister Act"? Needless to say Lauren Hill didn't show up, and Whoopi cancelled. In a sick sort of way, I think I needed that dive to help me learn to work on the fly. I pulled out a "Robert Munsch" book and edutained the hell out of it. It was a hit!
Another lesson in picking up the pieces and learning to smile all over again.
For those that don't know me, this is a huge deal. I have had paralyzing stagefright my whole life... I love singing but only in choirs where I can blend in.... so the fact that I sang karaoke IN FRONT OF PEOPLE is HUGE. I started my opera vocal lessons to get over being so shy... the shyness left me but the dizzy clammy shakey performance phobia never did. Ya, I wasn't even nervous this time.
I don't know what I'm looking for, but I like the stops along the way.