I PASSED!!!

I can’t believe it!! Somehow, all this hard work has paid off. I passed my recital permission jury today. So that means I don’t have to postpone my recital. MORE importantly…. it means that I will truly and finally be done in a month.

For those of you who don’t know, my recital is on April 27th at 7pm. It will be held at the Sacramento State University Music Recital Hall. You can all visit the calendar area for details. By the way, it’s all classical music. This has been a long, hard road.

For the first time in a long time, I finally feel relaxed. But it’s not over yet, so I can’t get TOO comfortable. However, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel… and it is OH SO GOOD!!

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HOW???

How do these music majors do it? I feel like I’m on my last legs. Granted, most music majors are pretty much married to school, and do very little else. It NEEDS to be that way in order to survive. I, on the other hand, am always getting my hands into so many places they don’t belong. Like I’ve said before, I’ve got this recital coming up, and I’m a lot less freaked about it. I think I’m actually on track for a decent performance.

However, I just spent this last weekend in Eureka, CA playing in not one, but TWO bands. Yes I played basically 20 hours of piano over the weekend. And on top of that, my recital permission hearing was supposed to be yesterday. Here’s a sweet bit of serendipity for you: Jason goes to airport to come home on sunday. Jason’s flight is delayed. Soon Jason’s flight is CANCELLED… Jason can’t get home until the next day. Jason has to cancel his permission hearing, and schedule it for a later date. Jason is thanking God because he wasn’t quite ready for it, and the extra week will do him good.

Fun, huh? Anyway, I feel exhausted lately. I’m 29 years old, not 21 like most college seniors… and I am really burning the candle at both ends. My teacher is surprised at me for playing so much this last weekend. This is really quite a ride, but I’m going to need to get off very soon. Almost there… almost there… No amount of sleep or rest is going to deliver me the energy I need to stay awake for the next few weeks… so for those of you who see me between now and may, I apologize for my zombie-like demeanor. My REAL self will be with you all again shortly. Almost there………almost there….