This past week was a rough week. I ain’t gonna lie. Instead of focusing on being thankful, spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoying the kids while they were out of school, all I felt was tired. Overwhelming, physically draining, brain-dead exhaustion. There were errands to run, classes to be taught, house to be clean, meal planning… so many things to be done! I felt like I was drowning in a sea of To-Do Lists.
I’ve also never taught this many classes before back-to-back. This may not sound like a big deal to the average person. If you’re used to working out every day, then teaching a class every day shouldn’t be that much different, right?
No. I wish that were the case. There’s a lot of effort in putting a set together: following strict guidelines, making sure musically it all makes sense, ensuring mentally that you know all the movement and can execute it while cuing accurately.
This process is still not that easy for me. My mental catalog of routines is still very limited, and so any new (meaning never been taught by me) song requires studying and reviewing until I get it. I’m also a tactile learner so if I really want to know it well, then I have to physically practice a song. All this takes time and energy. Mentally and physically, I feel like I’ve been teaching for years, but then I reminded myself this morning that I’ve only been teaching for five months.
WHAT?!?!?! Five months. That’s it. Feels like an eternity! Maybe Jazzercise years are like dog years. 5 months equates to 3 years. Either way, I can’t believe it’s such a short amount of time. So much has happened in these five months. So much will continue to happen in the next five months.
Because change keeps coming.
Many of my readers know this, but if you don’t, here’s the big announcement. After much thought, prayer, and conversations, I will be part of the dynamic duo that will be the new co-owners of Jazzercise Tyrone starting in January of 2020! My Jazzercise career has come full circle! This process has been full of irony, but I am better prepared for the next chapter because of what I’ve learned throughout this entire journey. The Lord is kind and good to me, and I am thankful for Him leading me here to this point.
I look forward to what the new year will bring, and I hope you do too! I can’t wait to share the next chapter with you. I pray that it’s a good one, filled with positive, uplifting joy–joy for the program, joy for the community, and joy for the journey. For now, I just have to endure the transition time. Until next time, I share this little reminder to you.