It’s nearly the end of January and I’ve pretty much planned my year ahead. I have taken some time out of social media just to focus on upcoming recitals, auditions and exams – so far so good, I only ever go on it on the weekends to check important messages. My headspace is much clearer compared to how scattered my thinking was last year.
I now have a clear idea of how to reach my goals, with the help of my mentors, teachers; support from family, friends, colleagues and community; and guidance from Him. I am certain I will do well!
With workshops and performance trips ahead, I will improve on my performance endurance and musicality when practicing and performing and stay inspired by watching professional musicians in live concerts. I have a few concerts coming up to watch and I am really looking forward to seeing Nicola Benedetti, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Valentina Lisitsa and my all-time favourite Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
It gets lonely sometimes when you’re doing your own thing and treading your own path but at the same time it’s great knowing that you’re progressing! Also, seeing and hearing others pursuing their dreams and treading their own paths are inspiring, no matter what field it is.
Even though it’s easy to get stuck in a routine of work, lessons and teaching and get burned out. We just need to remember to take a break from time to time and be still. All of the hard work will pay off and it is for the best.
Here’s to 2019, a year of growth and financial breakthrough.