I’ve been finding out again that you figure things out by doing the next thing and talking to folks about what you’re up to.
The house concert I am doing in February, for example. I started thinking about what I wanted to do. I started to talk about it to friends and colleagues.
They responded to my ideas, and that helped me to pare down the eclectic circus of schemes I had in my head.
Then I started reaching out to places here in town that would be good for an intimate, informal evening. I didn’t hear back.
I talked to friends. Someone said, “Wait, I know. You should talk to the woman who owns the amazing restored house behind our house.”
I talked to her. The house was available.
But we needed a piano.
I went all the customary routes in pricing piano rentals.
Then the home owner was helping a friend who introduced her to someone who was moving a piano into storage and preferred to give it to her where it could have another life.
I paid for the moving costs (which was much less than a rental). Now we have a piano.
All of this is happening just because I have been doing things and talking to people about it. People generally want to help you do your thing.
So I encourage you. Go. Do. Talk about it. See what happens!