Try something new this fall
As I was walking around my neighborhood today I noticed a few leaves on the trees were beginning to change color. While I must admit I was not immediately excited to see this change as I love everything summer including the long warm days, vibrant vegetation and countless hours spent outdoors I am excited for the larger season change that this indicates. I’m excited for the beginning of a new school year and the possibilities that lie with all the students that I will meet. I love the experience of introducing new students to the beauty of song, being present when a student has a moment of discovery when learning to read music and watching as a musician becomes more confident in their abilities.
Just as young students look forward to a new school year wondering what new ideas and experiences they will have adults should also get a chance to try something new. According to the June 2015 edition of Psychologies magazine the act of learning something new can lead to greater happiness. “Learning can help us build confidence and a sense of self-efficacy. It can also be a way of connecting with others.” So why not try something new this fall? Take those piano lessons that you have long thought about, read a book on a subject outside of your normal topics, learn to bake an intricate cake or try out tree shaping, you only live once!