I'll be honest, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. But I had to be at Convocation at 9 AM, so I dragged myself to work (with a large coffee in tow-- that helped). Convocation was delightfully funny, which apparently is a departure from the norm. The College of Visual and Performing Arts dean and chairs dressed up in costume and rapped and pranced around the stage. It was hilarious.
Then I had a productive meeting with Jeffrey Lastrapes, head of the string department, and I feel better about some of the non-viola-teaching/playing things I need to do. Then I came home for a brief but productive practice session. I am convinced that my Reger fingering is a good one for me, except it's still a bit tricky to get in tune at the recapitulation. Good thing I still have a few weeks before my recital to get it right!
And then I went to the movies. I'm usually not a political person, but my father insisted that I see 2016: Obama's America, and I'm glad I did. It provided food for thought.
Afterwards, I met with a new private student who shows so much potential! I'm looking forward to our next lesson.
And I finally rounded out my day with a trip to the Rec Center. Had a great cardio workout, and even managed to get a few good climbs in!
So, all in all, a perfect day! I got to do almost all of my favorite things: laugh, play viola, be entertained and educated, teach viola, and climb! I hope that the next time I wake up grumpy my day turns out as exceptional as today did.
Till next time, happy practicing!