i am a type A personality. I like organization and schedules and feeling like i have control of my time. Having a newborn throws all of my best laid plans into chaos. I'm on her schedule now. It's challenging to find practice time. Reedmaking is nearly impossible. The early stages, processing and gouging cane, have gone right out the window. It's a big adjustment. My entire life has been oboe centered, and now i need to shift focus. I need to keep playing, it's part of who I am, but i'm making adjustments where i can. I've ordered some gouged cane from a source i trust and leave my oboe assembled so i can grab a few minutes of playing time here and there. It's not my ideal way to work, but it's the best way for me to work now. The amazing part is how appreciative i am of playing time. I'm enjoying my practice time immensly, particularly when my little audience member gives me a big smile. I hope i'm able to set a good example for her, even if it is only ten minutes at a time.