‘The measure of intelligence is the ability to change’ -Albert Einstein.
I went from having a mobile office (rehearsals, concerts, gigging, in home teaching etc.) to a virtual one in the name of health and safety. Gearing up for teaching online classes privately and through CYOSC. @cyoscorchestra and starting school at UCLA. It’s been overwhelming in regards to being open to change and learning new skills. At the end of the day, it’s part of the process of being an artist. I have embraced it 💯
During these trying times, I have struggled to stay motivated in my practice and stay focused on what little work there is left for a freelance musician..... I have had ups and downs during the course of this pandemic. Good days and a lot of bad ones. I came across this phrase a few days ago, and it gave me a newfound perspective on how to approach my day when I decide to wake up in the morning. Before the quarantine, I was trained to work hard, have a ‘winning’ attitude, take as many gigs as you can, go to work sick if you must to achieve, produce as much as possible during your work day etc. Before the pandemic, there was so much expectation, noise, hustle, and high volumes of musical production. It was take, take, take all the time from not only myself but from others taking from me. It all came to a screeching halt. During the course of the last 6 months, I have struggled to define my purpose in music. This perspective has helped me manage especially my bad days in asking this daily question. It makes me ask myself, What do I need from my day? It gives me some semblance of control and to some extent comfort.
#challengeaccepted thank you @glynis77 for the nomination. Love yourself. Love your body. Love and respect people. Be open to change and challenge. Black Lives Matter. Stay healthy. Wear a Mask! GO VOTE! I nominate @alexandrinha