Being one week ahead of schedule with our Newsletter, I knew that the start of August was going to go smoothly. No last minute headaches for me! And with Evan working on a redesign of the Experience Drums website, I had some free time on my hands. Perfect time to ask him for a much-needed vacation, but I could not imagine just sitting around not being active. I became restless, and I got to thinking of all the great things I could do while I eagerly awaited the new Experience Drums style. So, I decided to make up a Wish List of all my hopes for this month.
At first, my mind took me on an imaginary journey to Virginia to take part in some Experience Drums events. How cool would that be?! I knew that this might not be immediate though, so I decided to think up some ideas on how we could touch more musicians across the country.
My first idea was called Drumming for Unity. In the past, two of our Community Saints joined us as we visited schools. They made so many faces, young and old, shine with excitement! I wondered whether this could happen again, if we could ask some of our Community Saints to unite with us and actually meet the students who listen to their interviews and visit their websites. Because all of them are loved, and not only by me!
I knew that starting such a project would take a lot of time and effort. I thought that Florida must have a lot to offer, but I didn’t know where to begin my search. So, I did what I normally do…I let my fingers do the walking. I began to write to various schools in Florida, but being that it’s summer, school is out. I felt discouraged because I wanted to communicate with them now, not later. All I could do was wait!
In the meantime, I had another idea – to get away from my computer and out of my office for a change. I decided to join a drum circle! Once I found one in my area, I wrote to the organizer to find out more. This was exciting, but this wound up being a waiting game from Hell!. I wondered if all the Drum Circles were filled up at this time, and there just wasn’t any room for me. Oh well, as disappointed as I was, I set my goals to try again in September. That was all I could do. I did not want to start annoying everyone in the business with my impatience.
Days went by that I did not hear from any of these other organizations, and frustration started getting me down. Before I picked up the phone to start calling them, it occurred to me that there was a good chance that they could be out of town, maybe even out of the country. Nevertheless, as my impatience grew, I finally had to accept that certain things were just out of my control.
As I shut my computer down for a much needed break, low and behold, I got a most welcome answer. My heart started racing! Positive thinking I kept telling myself over and over again, and sure enough, I got a positive response to one of my e-mails. Whether Evan was ready or not, another Community Saint was ready to share their story and give some gusto to our viewers! This was the start of many more responses to come in that day. Because I love surprises, I will leave it up to you to tune in to the Experience Drums website and see who rocked my world.
That evening, I felt calm and peaceful, and I knew that I would sleep well. With positive thinking, I know that I will get to take that trip to Virginia and attend more Experience Drums events with Evan. And I know that my wish list will become a reality, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but certainly in the near future.