We're heading to San Diego in just over a week. Kent's family is having a "reunion" (just his parents and all his siblings...but these are the only times that all of us are all together at the same time.)
As part of this reunion, we have a traditional Family Talent Show. Think, the talent show from Dan in Real Life. Silly, happy, easygoing fun.
One of my goals for myself that I set on my mommy vacation last month was to learn a new piano piece. What better motivation than to do it for an actual talent show?
So, I picked a song a couple of weeks ago, and I've been practicing. And practicing. And practicing.
I may have picked a song just a tad bit too difficult....
BUT, it has been so wonderful to have a reason to practice this hard. I'm talking at least an hour a day, some days more (which isn't much if you're a real piano performer....but for a mom of very young humans, this is a rather daunting task.)
There are six measures in this song in particular that have been incredibly challenging for me.
I kinda love it.
I love to feel my brain working, my posture improving (sitting at the piano has always been good for that,) my fingers moving. I actually love the relentless metronome, pushing me forward, no chance for hesitation. I love to finally be at a point where I know the notes and can work on the musical side. Phrasing, motion, tension, release.
I'm still not sure if I'll be ready in time, thankfully I know I'm loved enough that no one will care if it isn't perfect. (...right?)
I'm going to need another talent show after this one so I have a reason to keep playing.