Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Guess what?

I started teaching piano lessons! So far it's been great. I'm realizing that it's much easier to be a teacher than the student- I'm not the one that has to practice all week long! (Although I should.) Some parents in my ward asked me if I taught lessons and I kept saying no. Then I thought, "Why don't I?" Well, for years this was the reason why not:
But now that Tommy is growing up and getting more independent, (again, thank you public school!) I think I can swing it. I got my first 3 students last week and another girl will start next month! I'm so excited!

P.S. If you could all include us in your prayers, we would really appreciate it. If you're wondering why I'm doing the coupon blog and teaching lessons, etc. just read 'Start Rowing' in this month's Ensign. Our family knows, but John actually lost his job last October. I know, again, the Ryans are on the financial roller coaster. We didn't say anything because we knew a new job would be right around the corner- unfortunately we were wrong! We would appreciate your prayers, thanks so much! The Lord has blessed us soooo much! I'll write more about all of that later.


Marianne said...

I'm sorry to hear about your unemployment. I read that article, it was fantastic! What a great motivator. Good luck in 'rowing' more to keep your family 'afloat'.

Jenni said...

Oh Heather, I am so sorry! That would be so difficult. That's wonderful about your teaching, I wish you lived closer. I'm thinking about getting Trevan involved in piano in the next year or so. Good luck with everything! You'll be in my prayers!!!