The Big Thing
Ever think of your life, or your year in terms of "the big thing"?
When i'm pregnant, or have a new teeny baby, *that's* the 'big thing'. If we're moving, or Neil's changing jobs, that's 'the big thing'. All else is pushed to the side & we minimize anything else & focus ourselves on it. This year, the big thing is...
The Bow Valley Fiddlers.
i know... i know... what are the Bow Valley Fiddlers??!!
i mentioned in passing in my homeschool post about Cai auditioning & getting in... but i think every day, i'm realizing what a big committment we've made; financial, time, driving, practicing... i don't know that our 'big thing' has ever been something that *one child* is passionate about. i know, they all play fiddle, but this will be all about Cai & her giftings. She'll have weekly practices at Mount Royal, & bi-weekly "coaching sessions", plus she's expected to "continue" (read: start) taking private lessons in classical. She auditioned, so they know how little training she has, but i think with a lot of hard work, she'll catch up to the other kids. (i was told the other kids are playing at a grade 4-6 level).
So, there goes all my homeschool funding for this year... and my Wednesday nights, Tuesday afternoons, and any spare practice time we can find...
i'm hoping we're doing the right thing...
& it hasn't even started yet.
My mom & sisters are encouraging me to *dive into* a year of fiddle. ~ Really commit & make the most of this little opportunity that has presented itself. That's what i'm gonna try to do.