With search terms turning up in my visitor stats like "Executive Council of the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People rebecca" and "au "rebecca young"", it looks like someone might be trying to find me.
Well, you succeeded. How can I help?
I haven't been all that active at GMCDP of late; I've just spent nearly 2 and a half weeks in hospital and am woefully behind in all sorts of Executive and Officers business. Ah well, I'll have a decent chance to catch up at the Council Officers meeting on Wednesday. Hopefully, we're setting up a working-group towards an inclusive education campaigning unit at GMCDP, settling our new Admin and Finance workers in (yay!), and generally getting things on track a bit.
I'm looking forward to going on another Cambridge Early Music Summer School this August; it'll be a bit challenging as my stamina for playing is a fair bit down on what it used to be, but it's too good to miss, even if I end up laid out for a week from exhaustion after. What with old friends and new friends and whatnot, I had a fantastic time there last year and I can't wait to get back into Cambridge again - especially as, having been forced out of college to complete the final year of my degree elsewhere, I may not have much access to baroque viola teaching next academic year. Not that I had much this academic year, either, but at least I had some!
I am now teaching, too. I've been teaching on and off, dibs and dabs for years and years, but now I have regular pupils who I have seen weekly for the best part of two terms, planned lessons for them, watched them grow. It's been a big learning experience for me, too, and has led me to the conclusion that teacher training and following my mum into life as a peripatetic violin and viola teacher is as good a career option as any from where I'm sitting.
Right, that's enough blethering for one day. I'm off to dabble in fantasy for a while.