Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work – Rihanna

Some days I am so happy I feel like I am flying. Other days, I’m like, “What the hell was I thinking?!?!”

So, let me explain. I teach from 7 AM to 3 PM at school. I then teach piano lessons after school until about 5.30 PM during the week. I sing in the evenings and on weekends whenever I get the opportunity. I direct a project called Showtime Events (see www.showtimeevents.co.za for more info). I also take on all sorts of other things like craft projects and party planning for my family when I feel like it.

How does she do it, you may ask yourself? I have no friggen clue. For the most part, I just wake up and deal with whatever I get to first. I also write everything down so that I can keep track of my life. Sometimes I have to diarise coffee with friends just to make sure it happens!

I never expected that my passion for music would manifest itself in so many ways. I love teaching, I love performing, I love directing and I love every bit of admin that comes with it. I guess what I’m saying is that the saying is true:

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

– Mark Anthony

But honestly, some days it’s really hard. Especially the days when I’m sick and on vocal rest. How do you entertain 30 6-year-olds for half an hour when you’re not supposed to be talking? (HINT: future blog post!) I hate when I have to cancel gigs because my body is not coping with the busy lifestyle I’m living. But it’s always a reminder that sometimes it’s okay to slow down, take more time for yourself, maybe write a blog post or three…

I would love to hear from you. Let me know what your coping mechanisms are when life gets hectic.

Love

Cassie Rae

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