Full Time ALL the Time

No - this is not a 'work, life, balance' post.  I wouldn't do that.  In fact - if I see one more of those blog titles I might lose my mind.  

Time and time again, I find myself searching in the depths of those blog titles thinking - 'oh! she has the answer!' or 'he has to know how to balance this all out, right?!!' - and honestly? they are filled with listing ideas, tea recipes, yoga advice and 'just breath', like I haven't been doing that already.

The one thing they are almost always missing - honesty.  It's tough people.  Being full time, all the time.  This space sees it the most - the neglect.  For me, it's about letting go.

Letting go of the assumption that it gets easier.  The tough days are part of the reward and it gets tougher and more consuming.  But that's just it - it's consuming.  And letting go of the hefty, weightiness that it is a bad thing to be consumed is a freeing experience. 

Not going to lie - this realization followed a LOT of heart ache and yoga practice, but it happens.  So I guess I did follow some of their advice (*wink).  On the flip side, being full time ALL the time (the point of this post) has it's perks.  Like watching your child work on a tune with his father - who is also full time ALL the time.

side note - these shots are priceless.  the studio they are in was built by Rick's father (Soren's Papaw).  Rick spent evenings here with his dad, not much older than Soren - when he was working on it.  now Rick works there; 3 generations on those wood floors.

Here he is in his first recording session.  The tune will be featured on Around Cincinnati's Holiday Special by Lee Hay.  The song is ridiculous amounts of adorable.  I can't wait to share it with you all!  He was so proud and SO brave.

one of the side effects of being the kiddo of two full time recording engineers - you end up on one of their records eventually.  he proudly explained the whole process to everyone.  

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Here is the Tchaikovsky!  A LOT of hours went into this one and was SO worth it.  I think this might be my favorite... although the Copland is pretty striking. 

I don't know what my favorite part is - watching the gib zoom out - then in for a close up on the first stands of violins jumping out of their seats or the illustrations.  Chills, every time! 

Enjoy and share!!

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The first one is up!!!  It's been an absolute joy working on this project.  Many thanks to Elaine Lee Martone, recording producer on this project - lending ears and musical expertise.  Couldn't have done it without you lady!!!  

And thank you, THANK YOU to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for trusting me with this project.  Can't wait to see the next four!  Stay posted - and get out to a Symphony concert this year (or 20 *wink *wink).

Time Flies

When you are a doula! oh - and a mother, partner and audio engineer.  Yikes!  It's Friday already.  Happy weekend everybody!

This week has been busier than usual.  I was honored to be a part of a beautiful birth with a strong, incredible mother and doting husband.  It was out of this world.  More on that coming soon.

As an engineer - there have been broadcasts to be made, promos to be placed in DAD and concerts to be recorded.  Adjustments to be made (time to be flexible!) and great music to be a part of.

And motherhood.  The root of everything - keeps me grounded (along with my super supportive partner, my cheering squad at 2 AM as I rush out the door, doula bag in hand!).  Soren is growing physically and mentally at high speed.  He is pointing out letters, hiking - balancing on logs that fall off of and continues to be my sweet, sweet boy.  2013 looks like a busy year and not at all boring.  I love my family and I love sharing my life with them.  

This weekend is filled with doula visits (pre and postnatal), concert recordings, visits to Findlay (our awesome farmer's market), and a grill out with the greatest neighbors.