Heading down to South Carolina last Wednesday, I wasn't really sure what to expect. And admittedly, since I tend to have a bit of homebody inertia, there was definitely a part of me that didn't want to get on the plane.
I don't need to go into detail about the day-to-day at the Savvy Musician in Action, but here's something remarkable: I was never, not even once, bored. Every single leader (David Cutler, Howard Herring, Ranaan Meyer, Kimball Gallagher, Ariel Hyatt, and quite a few more) was inspiring and engaging... kind of eerily so.
And then over the 4.5 days that followed, we formed teams, created business models, actualized the business to whatever extent possible, and then pitched our creations. miniMaestros took on a Pinocchio-type metamorphosis, and I could actually see the 'film composition camp for kids' happening beyond the workshop-realm. And who knows... it just might.
Our team was fantastic. I'm not sure how I managed to know exactly who to work alongside, but it was pretty much a perfect group of people. We all had our strengths/weaknesses, and OH MY GOD, I learned a little bit about not being a control freak.
Beyond any of the particulars though, I [re]discovered some important concepts:
And so much more. I could go on for quite a while, but suffice it to say that I feel like a better version of myself. Now, holding on to that feeling as I move through the rest of the summer and into whatever happens next.
Tomorrow: VT to hang signs and do other organizational details for the Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival. But first... I have to go for a run. It has been too long.