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Summer Begins

I’m soooo happy to start my Summer! I will miss the Seniors (some of them, anyway), but it’s good to move on. I like change. It keeps me from getting stagnant. It keeps me on my toes! I think I’ll change my desktop background to commemorate the change that continually permeates my life. 

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I Did It!

The dress rehearsal went well, as well as the performance! I didn’t die or throw-up or anything embarrassing which is great! I was soooo worried, but now that I’ve done it once, I feel it’ll be easier next time. I think maybe I’ll add memorization to some of my practicing techniques. Just because whatever I practice becomes natural–and memorization isn’t one of my strengths yet. I’m going to work on that. I told my teacher about my success and he’s proud of me. I’m glad. He’ll be there at my next performance in November. But I still have a lot of great things to do this Summer. HERE I COME!

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Something New

Tomorrow is the dress rehearsal for my first performance as a concerto soloist. This morning I was so nervous I kinda freaked out on my mom and yelled and stomped my feet and jumped in the car to go to school ( I was late )—and I couldn’t leave. I knew I’d regret it all week so I got out and apologized. I love my mom. Sometimes I let nerves get the better of me. Other than being scared crazy—I think it will go well. Mom and Grandma say that it doesn’t have to be perfect. That’s true. It doesn’t. I just need to do my best, pray, and let God work. I found a good quote today by a French guy from the 1600’s. It says, “I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself”. Michel de Montaigne. Though I don’t think of myself as a monster, I do know I’m not perfect. and that I am one of God’s miracles. I breathe, I live, and I thrive. He has given me everything. 

I got the quote at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/michel_de_montaigne.html#LHwZzI3HgVIBOIXo.99

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