It’s Wednesday. It’s your ordinary, middle of the week, kind of day. Chad left to go help his Dad at work early this morning. I took my time getting up and getting moving. The dog decided to laze around for hours. It’s your average Wednesday. As I got up this morning to start my day, nothing felt different or special. I sat on my computer catching up on a few tasks and making my way through some work with my first cup of coffee. I worked on cleaning up around the house a little, folding laundry, and slowly put myself together for the day. When I went back down to the kitchen and started making my coffee, I made it same exact way I always make my coffee. Half a pack of Truvia in the bottom my cup, a breakfast blend K cup, topped off with almond milk and a quick stir. Everything was the same. It was when I went to grab the almond milk out of the fridge that my heart skipped a beat. You see, Read More
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My Musical Journey
Over the past couple years, I have been singing on and off with an incredible band, Fun DMC. A few months ago, the opportunity arose to sing with this great group of guys permanently. It is such an incredible outlet for me and with the most fantastic people, so I simply could not say no. In a recent blog post on our band page, I told the full story of my musical journey. I’ve never shared this much of my journey in one place so I wanted to share it here as well. My story covers everything from my first encounters in music, participating in every choir I could throughout school, and my most recent endeavors as a music therapist and business owner. Check it out HERE Leave a comment or send me a message.I’d love to here more about your musical journey as well!! – Katey Read More
Welcome 2017. I’m so glad you are here. The past year has flown by and was filled with it’s fair share of ups and downs. We recapped some of the big business details in our most recent podcast episode of the Creative Business Breakdown but as for a personal recap let’s just say it’s been a very expensive year. We’ve had some major repair issues with our semi-new (to us) OLD home, some great travels, and to top it all off my beautiful sister got married. We’ve had some incredible adventures with some mishaps along the way, but ended the year in the best way possible by spending the last week with our friends and family celebrating the holidays and happy events. We rang in the new year a little differently this year. For the past few months I’ve been singing full time with a band made up of some of my favorite people, Fun DMC. I am so thankful for each and every one of them (and their families) and love having the opportunity to perform so frequently. So, Read More
Today’s The Day… for Shifting Gears and Changing Directions.
August 14th has held a strange significance for the past few years. Two years ago, I had may last day driving to clients’ homes and announced my merger with Music Therapy Connections and the formation of an LLC with Rachel Rambach. Last year, I had my last day in our first set of studios and finished packing up everything to move into our new offices. Today, I celebrate one year in our new space and share with you some changes that will be happening on this site. Life has taken a few dramatic turns over the past few years. When I moved to central Illinois (where there were no music therapy jobs and I was leaving everything and basically everyone I knew behind), I established On A Good Note as my own music therapy private practice. This website was initially created with sole intention of drumming up business. It has since seen several evolutions during which I’ve moved from wanting to simply gain new clients, to sharing songs, ideas, music therapy interventions, self-care tips, and more. As of late, the blog Read More
At the moment, I feel pretty great. I’ve slept in the past two mornings. I’m currently sitting at my kitchen island with no makeup on, drinking fresh homemade lemon ginger tea. I’ve actually gotten to see and spend time with my husband the past two days (which is incredibly rare because of our conflicting work schedules). Not to mention, I’ve been “catching up” on some things that have taken a back seat recently. I feel pretty awesome at the moment. I’ve found my chill. My Happy Place. But the past couple weeks (let’s all be honest here… the past couple months really) I’ve been a mess. I’ve been so caught up in the hustle of every day life and work. I haven’t been sleeping well. I’ve been stressing excessively about everything going on both at work and at home (all good stuff, promise! just lots of it). And my body has been sending me huge flashing signs that things aren’t right. I’ve been feeling sick, tired, and achy but all without being actually sick. I’ve been in a not so great Read More