So Much to Achieve!
2nd March 2019
Welcome back to the life of Vanessa the Violinist. It’s been really nice to see some blue skies and a lot of sun over the past week or so! I don’t know about you but it certainly made me feel a lot more positive about my days even if I was busy working.
So just a short post today. Firstly is everyone else happy that we’ve made it to March? I am really happy but this means that things get a little bit more busy for me as the month progresses.
This week alone I’ve had recordings, applications for some future opportunities, presentations at college and all sorts. Now I have to prepare for two big concerts this month as well as another ‘Future Thinking’ trip somewhere to try out some potential teachers. On top of all of this I have a couple of new ventures that require a lot of planning and organising time. So how on earth do I keep going on a 12 hour day long timetable?
Being a young musician at the start of her career is tough. The amount of practice that has to be done alone is a lot. But this is only a small part of it… Ultimately, musicians have to be their own business. Marketing themselves, not letting any opportunity float away and most importantly if there’s any kind of venture that could help with the development of your playing career you have to do it.
Some people tell me I’m mad for the amount of work I put on myself and they’re right. But my ultimate goal is the become the best violinist I can and be able to perform wherever possible. So creating opportunities for myself is necessary.
How do I fit this all in? I ask myself this every day! Somehow it just works. It takes planning out your schedule very clearly, not being afraid to ask friends and family for help and most importantly in your schedule still finding the time to shut down and not think about work to rejuvenate your brain. Of course getting enough sleep is important, but going for a coffee with a friend or even seeing a friend face for 20 minutes in between activities is really beneficial.
I’m so grateful that I have such a great group of friends that I can ask for their help or their company whenever I need it and of course a really supportive family that are always on the end of the phone to help me when I’m too stressed to deal with it on my own.
I hope you enjoyed my post today and if you have any tips on how you stay on track with a busy schedule let me know in the comments section below.
See you next time :)