A couple months ago I had the idea to create a twist on the classic Christmas treat for my coworkers. Turning gingerbread men into zombies seemed appropriate for the team of people who help create the music for The Walking Dead. Once my husband came up with “The Walking Bread” it was a done deal. He actually made them as well and painstakingly painted each one.
|Buffalo, NY: Last day of the road trip back to Boston|
My Berklee classes start tomorrow and thus ends the Glorious Summer Adventure that was this past 4 months. I have found myself wondering over and over how I get to live this life?
As sad as I am to say goodbye to my summer freedom, quiet contemplation time, and general state of being free, however, I am thrilled about my high level film scoring classes, and the incredible teams of people I get to collaborate with this year. Through jobs, and volunteering I find myself working with some of the most talented and competent people I’ve ever met.
I was just talking with Ryan tonight about what a blessing my communication degree, previous to Berklee, has been. I feel so equipped to shape organizations, teams, and projects from within, and effectively work with groups of professionals. What a privilege my education is. I am astounded that only 25% of American adults have a bachelor’s degree and I’m working on number 2. (maybe someday I’ll get to that master’s!)
I feel an overwhelming peace in the busyness.
I relish the rich work and friend relationships I am blessed with.
I am gearing up to write the best music I’ve ever written this year.
Last year as a Berklee student.
Maybe my last year in Boston.
Maybe my last year not being a parent.
This year will be the end of things, and hopefully filled with the best of things.
We have been blessed beyond measure by our trip. It has brought many adventures, new things, arguments, excitement, and a sweet time of marriage building. It’s great to spend 4 days driving with your husband and be more in love with him at the end than the beginning. Our days were spent listening to Harry Potter audio books, searching for BBQ, chewing bubble gum, and singing the song Running on Empty by Jackson Browne.
California is a great place. The west coast does have a different rhythm and feel. This summer is all about us learning and growing more, and trying to see where we will live after I finish Berklee in a year. We’re still considering here as a possible home for a few years. We’ll see…
I am not taking my opportunities lightly and I feel incredibly blessed to be on such an adventure, working for an amazing composer, and seeing another part of the world.
This photo was taken yesterday as we happened upon the premiere of the movie Kung Fu Panda 2. We saw Brad Pitt, Anjolina Jolie, Seth Rogan, Danny McBride, James Hong, Dennis Haysbert, & Jean Cleade Van Damme!