5.18.2009

Feelin' good from my head to my shoes

So here's the thing. It's a gorgeous day out. I just played the HELL out of my piano jury. I have a lot of work ahead of me this week, but you know what? I've decided (drumroll, please) that being an uptight J is not going to help me this week. If I don't enjoy this week, it's going to be over and I will have missed it. I have been waiting for this week for N-I-N-E-T-E-E-N years. I can study for my finals and take them, understanding that I'll probably do fine, may do super, and in the end it's not going to matter all that much. I can continue to practice and fine-hone my programme (I'm British), understanding that I'm going to have a supportive, eager audience that wants to hear me play well. AND I get to see almost all of my family this week. AND I get to graduate from college. AND I have the most supportive spouse in the universe.

No sarcasm here. Just a bit of pop psychology to start the week. So there.

9 comments:

Eric M said...

Yay, Scott! That sounds like a great plan. :)

Ellen said...

You're going to do fine. And you're right, there will be a very supportive audience there, some of whom, like me, won't notice a mistake IF there is one.

Eric said...

Sweetie's got a new attitude!

deb said...

Awwwwww. You've just made me very very proud.

Tom said...

Now who's livin' the dream?!?!

Have a great week, Scooter.

Anonymous said...

And, for what it's worth, it's all true. Sweet!


phil

Pari said...

You go, Scott! I am still terribly sad I can't attend your recital. But they would notice if I didn't show up at the Ascension Day service, especially since I'm the presider.

Stephanie said...

I've actually been thinking for the last several days about what an amazing accomplishment you are making this week. I'm so very, very glad for you and think that your decision to savor this week is the perfect proof of the wisdom gained from a college education AND nineteen years of experience. Yea, you!

Kevin Larsen said...

congratulations! this is so cool. I can't wait to hear you play!