In the last three weeks we've presented 5 concerts, given 2 master classes, spoken to 4 different groups of students, stayed in 4 driveways, eaten at Chipotle too many times (we missed burritos in NL), and spent time with many really wonderful friends. In all of that, I think it's fair to say that a lot of our energy, time and brain space this month has been spent on adjusting. There are the obvious (but not small) things, like adjusting to living in the U.S. again, being together all the time, and living in a tiny house.
And then there are the things we didn't give much thought to before we started, but that have added up to a whole lot of adjusting. We are figuring out how to eat good, healthy food while on the road (and navigating these huge grocery stores), how to balance spending time with people we are visiting with getting our work and practice done, how to shower in a non-traditional shower set-up (it's getting easier, and is pretty awesome!), how to communicate our ideas to all different types of people, and how to pack up our home every 3-7 days and be in a new place.
Next week Steuart will go back to Europe for 2 weeks to do projects with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Oerknal! (check out these awesome groups!), while Michelle catches up on some work at the Pincombe farm in Missouri. From there we'll head down to Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama and Texas - check out our concert listings and please invite your friends!