The Labour Day long weekend marks the end of summer and return of the school season.
For my family, it closes one chapter and opens a new one. Next week I will see my 4 year old son off to school for the very first time.
He is officially growing up.Yet, his backpack looks so big on his tiny frame. Is he really ready for this? Am I? I have mixed feelings about this whole thing.
For many of you though this weekend marks the end of chaos and the start of having your house and recording studio back to normal. A quiet house is a beautiful thing to the home based voice-over artist.
Working from a home based studio offers many benefits for family life. You can get your work done during the timeframe that the kids are in school. You’re home when they get home; you can be more present and involved in their lives and account for their whereabouts as a result.
During the summer months though it likely comes with its own set of trials, especially since operating a home based recording studio means that you need quite in the background.
One of the funniest commercials I have ever seen about the back to school season was put out by Staples Canada in 1996. The song, voice-over, and live actor go brilliantly together. Can you relate to the fathers enthusiasm? Watch the clip below.
Do you have children entering or returning to school this year?
Leading up to the back-to-school season means an influx of commercial voice-over work, particularly for radio and television ads. How do you manage your work/life balance in the summertime?
Do you work less when the kids are home? Do you change around the hours that you work? Or is it just business as usual?
Enjoy the long weekend! And the renewed peace and quiet.
All the best,