My victory wall. At times, practicing and learning music for gigs, studying new rep for auditions, researching for lectures, and working to piecemeal a paycheck gets to be a lot. It's a lot of work that I love doing, but the pressure can be overwhelming. So around my calendar I decided to hang all my "trophies"; that is, I keep every letter, note, kind word, postcard, memorable prop, and notable posters, and use them to frame my coming projects. .
Every time I look to see what still isn't finished, what goal is not yet achieved, or any time I check on a deadline, I also see the past and all the support from friends, family, patrons, and even myself (one of the notes I wrote to myself). I can reread the well-wishes from the last few years and gather the strength to either get my ass back in a practice room or, more trying still, swallow my pride and go to a day job wherever it may be. .
Thank you to everyone I've worked with and everyone who has come to a show whether at UNT, in Salzburg, around DFW, or even at a convenience store. Thank you to everyone who has helped make any performance worth it to us and to the audience. Thank you to everyone who has been there, whether they realized it or not, to mentor me and make me stay on the path. Thank you all, and get ready for some more coming at ya!
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