I teach private music lessons one on one to students once a week from age 12-18. Some of them begin to view me as sort of a life coach, and sometimes I have had to deal with stuff outside the realm of teaching (child abuse, relationship problems, anxiety and so on). I grow to care deeply for many of them. One of my seniors just ran into me and told me that she just broke up with her boyfriend (praise God/codependent). Only thing is, she reminds me of me at that age. So in my head, she is…

Advising students/college safety