It’s the day before I go on tour. I have checked in to my flight and printed my boarding pass. My mile long check-list of things I HAD to do before leaving has all but two things crossed off (and one of those is happening in 2.5 hours, the other in 4). I think the hardest part of owning a business is planning ahead. Because I’m about to leave for 10 days I had to do problem solving in advance for ANYTHING that could come up. I’m very lucky because my employees are great. But man does it take a lot of thinking to get things in place to leave for 10 days.
But that is really the story of my life, isn’t it? As a bassoonist, I’m about to go on tour so I started the reeds I plan on playing on 6-9 months ago. They were rested and tips clipped within the last 2-10 days. Today I continued to refine and break them in so for the first performance I’ll have a beautiful reed. Planning is my life.
Now I have to “plan” my footwear. With my bassoon stuff and injury prevention workshop stuff I only have 2/3 of my checked suitcase for my own use. So am I really going to have room for ALL the shoes I want to bring? Sadly no. Stupid airlines and their expensive bag fees! So packing will be very strategic. Obviously the Vibram will get the nod because I will be jogging a lot in the mornings to decrease performance anxiety symptoms. And of course my concert heels will be coming (and yes, I will limit myself to one pair and a spare.) But then comes the issue, how many boots. And this is Texas, shouldn’t I be bringing more sandals? It’s FREEZING out today so that is hard to imagine. Oh how I long for warmth!!!!!!! Texas here I come….after I pack….