Let’s hope I’m better at remembering my wedding anniversary than I am my professional ones!
February 13th was the 1-year anniversary of the very first blog post I wrote on this blog. I’ve been reflecting over the past couple of weeks on the journey I’ve had this year. There have been some surprising twists and unexpected wonderfuls that have happened thanks to this blog:
- I first started this blog because I love to teach, and I figured this would be a way for me to do that–to help you grow into the best professional you can be. What I didn’t expect was the amazing community of people I’d connect and interact with. That’s has made this whole crazy journey worthwhile.
- I’ve delved into the world of social media, which has introduced me to some amazing people. They are too numerous to list individually, but to all my fans on Facebook, all my followers on Twitter, all my newsletter subscribers, and all of YOU–thank you for sharing yourself with me and for enriching my life. I am very grateful.
- I’ve had the opportunity to guest post, my first last May and my second last fall. Plus, I’ve been fortunate enough to be interviewed both on a podcast and on Twitter.
- This blog has seen some amazing guest writers share their expertise: Rachel Rambach, Anita Louise Steele, and Amanda Bryant. I think so many of us have so much to share–if you feel the same way, I’d love to help you share your wisdom! Please contact me if you’d like to guest post on the Music Therapy Maven.
- Last fall, Rachel Rambach at Listen and Learn Music and Michelle Erfurt of Erfurt Music Resource finally met in person. And it gave birth to a new project–together, we are collaborating on a podcast by music therapists and for music therapists. It’s called the Music Therapy Round Table. We published our first episode a couple weeks ago; stayed tuned for our second, coming soon!
- I hosted the first ever music therapy tweet-up at our national conference last November. Hopefully the first of many!
- I’ll be giving a 5-hour CMTE (a continuing education course for music therapists) on free and easy ways to use the internet to build your business at our regional music therapy conference next month. I can’t wait!
But, ultimately, the biggest reason I come back week after week is because of you. The comments, the emails, the tweets, the FB messages–thank you for making this such a wonderful and inspiring year.
Here’s to many more!