Thursday, March 9, 2017


Tonight I'm tired.

I don't really feel like blogging.

Seriously considered skipping today.

Here, in Chicago, it is after 9:30.  I left my house at 6:30 AM for school.  Got home at 5, with just enough time to do the dishes and grab a quick dinner before teaching piano lessons til 9:30. I haven't even looked at my grading yet!

So I am tired.

But, when you make a commitment to do something, you do it.  Even when you're tired.  Even when you wish you could have put your pjs on at 6:30 and curled up with a good book.

Other people are tired for way different reasons than me - way more serious reasons that me. Truly, I am blessed to have not one, but two jobs that I love....teaching my little kiddos and teaching my piano kiddos.  Piano students are different than my regular students in that I keep them year after year after year. It is such a different, wonderful, glorious relationship.  I have a student that I taught when she was in first grade.  Then she moved away for a few years.  When she came back to the area, she came back to me for piano lessons.  She is now in 7th grade, and is learning how to box.  How cool is that?  I bet she's tired too; she just left here at 9:30!

So, yes, I am tired.

But I am also super be so tired after such a great day.

There could be worse things than being tired.

Thank you Two Writing Teachers for the opportunity to share a slice of my life.


  1. I have definitely had a few days like this! I can't imagine though, teaching all day, and then coming home with enough juice left to teach piano for another few hours, no matter how much I enjoyed it! Wondering how often you do this!

  2. Phyllis,
    "But I am also super be so tired after such a great day.

    There could be worse things than being tired."

    Tired makes it HARD but not impossible! So glad that you pushed through and sliced anyway!