Next day I woke up to a gorgeous view of El Llano (the plains, a geographic and cultural region in Colombia/Venezuela). Never-ending vegetation..., incredible resort in the middle of nowhere. Authentic beauty. They switched me from room to room 3 times, but I'm in an amazing place so I ain't complaining!
The first couple of days was prep time. Making sure the transportation for musicians, faculty and staff was set, that things were clear with the hotel, etc. etc. And then they arrived! So many of them! And they are all so freaking FULL OF ENERGY, it's unbelievable. They wear me out and make me smile at the same time LOL.
Things have been very hectic. One moment I'm doing one thing, something totally different the next. But I love it. I love being busy, moving around, talking to people and pushing myself to do new and different things. My schedule is pretty rigorous compared to my VA grad school day to day...I wake up around 630, go to the gym, most of the time ;) Breakfast at 8, then rehearsal starts at 9. I help make sure things are in order and that musicians are in their places for every rehearsal (2 per day). Most of my internship duties have to do with logistical stuff though. More details coming soon.
Hope y'all miss me because I sure as hell miss you guys! I had some saudades for 4th of July, but we had a mini celebration here :) I know I'm super busy and haven't been able to call much, but just know I'm thinking of you ALL THE TIME!!!!
Enjoy the pics! Some of them courtesy of Emma--shout out to a great colleague and friend!
XOXOXOXOXO to everyone!