I don't know about you, but I never feel very capable of being everything I am supposed to be at all times. Instead, I feel like I am an excellent mother one day, a great voice teacher the next day and an amazing Young Women leader the next. I never seem to have the ability to be all things at once. Not even two things at once, it seems. When I am busy being a fabulous scrapbooker, my housekeeping, mothering, vocal teaching, and whatever else responsibilites get neglected. Or more likely, completely forgotten.
Yesterday I wore the housekeeper and mother hats quite well. I took Sophie to the doctor, I went to the bank, I went to several grocery stores (spent 120 and saved 120. Go me!) and did a fair amount of house cleaning. Even the "deep" kind. I was even able to remember to copy and send some music to one of my students who has had trouble finding the piece I assigned to her. But then, my mom hat went right back on.
Today I am donning my photographer hat for a good portion of the day. I took some newborn pictures this morning of a friend's new baby and I told the SUU kids in the choir that I would do headshots for them this afternoon. That was kind of crazy of me to do, but they were taking headshots of each other to use in their tour program with a not so great camera under fluorescent lighting and not having much luck (gee, I wonder why?) so I finally stepped in and said I would be happy to do some pictures for them. I will also have my singer hat on for a bit, and then my Young Women's hat. Unfortunately, the mom hat has been rather neglected already today.
Tomorrow I will be wearing my musician hat for a good portion of the day. And not because I will be teaching at SUU. Nope. I am going down to St. George to adjudicate a vocal competition. Looks like I have 29 kids to listen to, critique and work with. I'm actually pretty excited. It's been a while since I have adjudicated anything and I always have a lot of fun. Several of my own students are competing (they will have a different judge) and I hope to be able to find time to peek in on them as well.
So, am I alone in this? Do you feel like this, or am I just some sort of anti-female who pretends to multi-task, but when it really comes down to it, fails miserably?
What hats do you wear, and how do you juggle them?