My new years resolution was to start learning again. I feel like since I've finished college and stopped teaching, I do very little to expand my brain. Plus I wanted to try some "new" things and improve myself in attainable ways.
So I talked it over with Jared who was totally supportive, talked to my friend Melissa about teaching me, and started piano lessons the end of last month. I've only had 2 lessons so far, but I love it!
At my second lesson
I'm playing out of the book Melissa used when she was 5 years old, so the songs are titled things like "Bone Sweet Bone" and "Mr. Frog Likes to Hop," but I find them a perfect challenge. I practice everyday using my friend Keegan's keyboard that she was so nice to lend me. My goal is to eventually be adequate at playing hymns and Christmas carols.
This just goes to show that moms are usually right. When I quit piano lessons when I was in my tweens or so my mom warned me that I'd regret it. I swore I wouldn't, but I do. I really, really do. I should have stuck with it when I was playing on her money. Hee hee But at least I'm learning now.
I'm also starting Spanish lessons with my new visiting teacher and friend, Blanca. We do a swap. She helps me with Spanish, and I "help" her with English. So far we've only gotten together one time, but we're meeting again this Monday, and hopefully we'll be able to keep it up every Monday.
I've also started running again. I'm up to running 2 miles about 5 times a week and have gotten to the point where going that far doesn't make me feel like I'm going to pass out. So that's progress too.
It's so nice to finally have something about MYSELF to blog about!