This week has felt like finals week when I was in University! I have had "stuff" (mostly music) to do every night from last Sunday to today. Tis the Season !! Since Landon is awake and insisting that I sit next to him while he eats his breakfast I am going to try and write a quick ditty about what has been happening.
Do you remember my audition that I took back in September?? (the job that they loved my playing but not quite enough?) welllllll ........ A LOT of good things have been happening because of that audition. They have been giving out my name and that means that I have had a job the last 2 weekends and will be playing next weekend as well. I even had to turn down a job because it conflicted with our own congregations Christmas program (which I am in charge of).
I can honestly say that I love playing. No .... I LOVE PLAYING! I am a happier person when I know that I am going to get to perform. Wearing my all black concert attire, tuning, just being on stage does something to my soul that is unexplainable. I can honestly say that I don't care what I am playing. Of course it is a dream to play "the deep stuff" but I love playing pops concerts just as much. There are musicians who quit major orchestra's because they feel playing all of the pops concerts is an insult to how hard they have worked to play at this level. I feel that I have worked this hard to play at this level so I can perform. I like "the cheese" as I put it. If the audience is happy ... I'm happy. Call me strange but think I have the best job in the world!
I feel like I have it all right now. My husband has a great job so I don't really have to worry about making money with the oboe (although I do and it is nice), and I get to be a full time mommy and still work. What could be better?