The SRBB Story: Why Did EAHJ Start School of Rock-a-bye Babies?
It's been a whirlwind of a few weeks: my family and I are experiencing a lot of change, both professionally and personally, and I have spent many hours recently questioning and contextualizing WHAT I want to do/be in this stage of my life while letting go of HOW it might all happen.
Among the beautiful (and entirely relative) chaos of these present and lurking changes, I have been grounded by a couple of visits with some dear, old friends, all of whom have come to London from elsewhere; our paths all having initially crossed at previous points of professional and personal transformation. Each friend has known me in a different incarnation - a previous layer of my onion-like self - and each unknowingly and simultaneously anchors me to my past, present, and future simply by their presence: they remind me of the vital importance of following my heart.
I started School of Rock-a-bye Babies eight years ago after reaching the biggest personal crossroads I'd ever reached before in my life: the crossroads of motherhood versus career. For me this equalled desire versus pragmatism. I chose desire. I followed my heart. And, hot damn, I'm so profoundly glad I did! Entering motherhood was my mind, body, and soul aligning, and while I never in a billion years could have predicted I would make a living creating music for children, I LOVE every single moment of it. All we truly do need is love.