This time around 2 years ago I performed my final recital. And I thought I was ready for the world! ..... and I wasn’t. I applied for a masters, where my previous lecturers failed to write me a reference (in hindsight I admire how they chose the option that would hurt me less) and in the university’s words “my technique was wrong so many times that I shouldn’t be thinking of progressing my career” and I gave up.
Then I met my boyfriend. Who quite literally put my flute in my hand and told me not to give up. He guided me through more lessons and told (still tells) me that I’m good enough everyday.
Since then I have worked so hard fixing my errors, learning new lip shapes, learning how my fingers work, how to breathe, how to use my abs, and how my flute simply works. (also my saxophone when I remember to give it some love too )
Today, two years later, I am almost there. I’m starting to not think about music and how to music, I am now just doing and getting lost in the world that i am creating. I am enjoying who I am again. Or rather this new me.
I found two new families within a band and Quintet and my confidence is now starting to get huge ️ Basically, it’s ok to look back. And actually you should. We should all see how much we have improved.
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