Little Projects In Your Conservatory
While there is no risk for a conservatory to stay idle, unless you live in some Hollywood sort of palace-like accommodation,
If, by any means, there are some long breaks between its use in a way or another, you can certainly fill them with little projects that need no less than a perfectly quiet place. Such is, for instance, one of your kids preparing for the GRE or any other mandatory examination.
While it is true that this is a multiple-choice-answer type of test, it’s not less true that you can’t study for that properly speaking, it being not a general knowledge test, but one checking your logic, attention, permutation and guessing abilities, being based rather on understanding and using some techniques and tricks and, therefore, involving lots of practice.
In short, what you actually have to do is to go through as many tests as possible. Or given the level of concentration such a thing requires and the fact that time is of the essence, you having less than a minute for solving every difficult puzzle, you need perfect focus, allowed only by perfect quiet.
You can’t prepare for such a test as you could for others that would simply check your knowledge, by listening to music in your headphones meanwhile. Therefore, a conservatory would be the very place for it. And given that the score you’ll get is crucial for being accepted by first-class universities, this little project is of great importance.
Another little project for which a garden office would be just the thing needed consists of applying for a job. With a computer, fax and phone at your disposal, such a space would be the most suitable for writing and rewriting your resume, emphasizing the points required for particular positions, creating concise, still original and pertinent letters of intention, putting together your portfolio, if applicable, and keeping track of your applications, by filing carefully all the documentation sent and received.
Last but not least, preparing for interviews. While for job hunting, a connection to internet and taking notes would do, for applications, even if sent just by email, you need much more than that, namely quiet and focus again, at least if you are serious about what you are doing and you won’t settle for pretty much anything.
And, of course, where else could you rehearse the poem or play part required for being accepted into a drama program? Presumably, you can’t appear in a park dressed like Laertes and waving angrily your sword. It wouldn’t be advisable to sport such a sharp object in your house either, especially among your younger siblings.
Therefore, for a few-month projects, a conservatory could be as helpful as for lifetime ones. Your conservatory doesn’t need to stay empty at any time.