Relearning How to Practice… Part 1

If I have taken away anything from this year as a piano major, it is relearning how to practice… the seemingly most minute and minuscule aspect of my studies has required extensive remapping of my habits, daily activities, and basic motivation in order to sculpt and elide the various genres of classical repertoire with my…

Retrospect…

This year in retrospect… Perhaps you had a wonderful year… you found a wonderful new career, you met the man of your dreams, you finally graduated with university, or all your student debt was finally paid off… But perhaps you were not so lucky this year, in fact this year, was the most difficult one…

Look Up…

In lieu of this week’s photo challenge, I thought I’d share this quick snippet I took on my trip to the Czech Republic two summers ago… We had been playing a game of balancing muffins on our foreheads (clearly a Czech tradition) and I caught Matilda intently focused on making the lengthy trek across the…

Battling Bach…

As I sit down at the piano for what seems like the umpteenth time, I am more than determined to conquer this beast of a Bach prelude, a short 2 pager classical-era piece that has nearly robbed me of my joy of playing altogether. For the past 8 months, ever since entering my first year…

A Walk In the Irish Rain

As I was unwinding after a long day of work on night, I came across this rather interesting Canadian folk song that I wanted to share with you… This iconic tune was written by the Newfoundland-based band The Irish Descendants. As their name suggests, all four male members were originally from Ireland, having immigrated to…

The Isolation of Connectedness

Has it ever occurred to you that as the world becomes this growing movement towards greater communication and high-tech advances in attempts to becoming greater connected, society ironically becomes more and more isolated from one another. We have evolved into a generation that resides in a segregated technologically-driven bubble, where our every waking moment is…

Struggles of a Freshman…

Shout-out to all those who had an amazing first year of university, created lifelong friendships, absolutely loved each and everyone one their courses, even found their lifelong soulmate, and would re-live the year all over again in  heartbeat… But what if you were one of the select minority who thoroughly struggled with some courses, found…

The Gift of Anger

So often, anger is a strong emotion tied to negative connotations, but can anger be considered as a gift? Absolutely! Right off the bat, anger gets you more in touch with yourself. Anger allows you to take a few steps back and to look at whatever situation is causing you distress with a different light….

Phase

Phases in life…

Trip of a Lifetime

It has been nearly 2 years this July since I embarked as part of a small mission team from a church in Windsor to travel to the Czech Republic to minister to young families at an English summer camp. Little did I know that this journey would be an adventure of a lifetime… Speaking not…

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

THERE IS AN OLD SAYING: “YOU CAN’T REALLY UNDERSTAND ANOTHER PERSON’S EXPERIENCE UNTIL YOU’VE WALKED A MILE IN THEIR SHOES.” Once again, Walk a Mile in her Shoes event is happening at the Chatham Kent Women’s shelter on June 5th. An annual event, this fundraiser is an opportunity for, predominantly men, to raise awareness about…