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Monday, February 01, 2010
Another Manic Monday?
Typically, I'm not a "Monday sucks" kind-of girl. It is what it is. It's another day with another to-do list and set of obligations of places to be. For me, Mondays equal my first day of the work week. Well, we had a roller-coaster weekend (lots of ups & downs) and I wasn't wholly prepared for this morning and, consequently, was quite stressed by the time I got to work. Then, I got to work and my stress was increased by the bureaucratic/administrative crap that our new director seems to enjoy continuing to pile on us. I guess I feel like it's more work for me because, truly, I'm doing my old full-time job in new part-time hours and really do not have the time. Yes, I'm avoiding work as we speak thus wasting what little time I do have - clearly, my work ethic needs adjusted with the adjustment to part-time hours!
Anyway, the point of all this is that from 7:00am I was was stressed and then, by 12:00pm I was released from my stress for a solid 45 minutes. The source of my release? A live concert given by the Biava Quartet. I don't think it's possible to remain stressed in the presence of such a vibrant and talented quartet of string musicians. Three of the musicians in the Biava Quartet are CIM graduates and were studying at CIM when I worked there. It was truly a pleasure to see them perform again (this is the first I've seen them perform in 6 years ... I'm so old now!) and it is clear they continue to be dedicated and passionate about their craft. So, now I'm not as stressed and I owe it all to thought and emotion provoking music played live by a group of amazing young musicians. Thanks, Biava Quartet!