Sometimes I hate facebook. As an artist, I know that I need it, especially as my industry is constantly in flux. It's a love-hate relationship. But that's another post for another time.
Anyways, I woke up this morning, logged on to the Book of Faces for my daily devotional of social media overwhelm and found this gem of a video below...
I seem to remember having this exact conversation with a couple of my students last week. When you're a beginning adult cellist, your ears have decades of experience while your fingers and muscles have weeks of experience. Doing the work to make that difference even out, even just a little bit, is sooooooooo hard.
But do it. It's possible to give up on yourself. But it's also possible to successfully push through this. Both can be done. It is possible to be a success, if it weren't then I wouldn't be teaching, at all.
So don't give up on yourself. Okay? Good. I'm glad we had this talk. ;-)