Year’s end is always a reflective time of looking back as well as forward. And 2016 has given me so much to be thankful for. I hold two brand new teaching certificates and am at Texas A&M in grad school, currently holding a 4.0. My son has grown 5+ inches and now sounds like a hoarse grizzly bear. I cheered through his first school football season and applauded his first junior high orchestra concerts. I’ve looked on proudly as he arranged his first song. Yes, we’ve been to funerals and said goodbye to some people who’ve known me my whole life. And as a country, we’ve seen mass shootings, lost icons and been through a particularly divisive election year, but we’ve survived. As long as we’re still here, we can see change; we can BE change. We can be thankful for that.
At the dawn of 2017 I have much to be thankful for and something special to celebrate: hedreich.com is 10 years old this month! That’s eons in blogger years! Hedreich.com started as a fansite for all things musical with news, clips, pics and training or concert updates. Since I retired from the stage a couple of years ago and upped the time I spend in education, I’ve maintained it as a blog spot. I hope you’ll continue to visit. As always, we’ll keep a light on for ya!