Or, lessons in preparation and fear
Wonderful piece. I love the idea of re-learning things you already intellectually know but don't know, viscerally.
It was wonderful to listen to you reading this. Very inspiring. Congrats on pushing yourself in wild places and winning your age group.
Really enjoyed this, Henriette -- I had not realized from your report last year how utterly bharrowing that first round was. Will save and share this story of triumph -- congrats!
What a nice write up. Your story is very inspiring. Congratulations on winning your age group!
On my end, I have been studying classical piano music for the last two years since I retired after working 34 years in Financial Services . A lot of your lessons apply to playing the piano. Pieces at first seem very difficult and unplayable. But as I practice each hand alone, measure by measure, it all starts to come together. Many times I am my own worst enemy making things more complicated than they need to be. I work hard, practicing four hours a day and taking a weekly lesson. Over time I have leaned a lot and am playing better. Reaching a goal takes focus and dedication as you well outline.