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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lost in Time *from Lost in Cello blog*

Seems like I am getting nothing done at the moment. Everything seems to be on hold with me.

My cello progression is stalled, I don't seem to be getting anywhere. I don't know if it is just because I have recently changed teachers. JC wants me to do music graded tests and for the last month and a half, we have been trying to find what grade I should be sitting for. She can't decide between grade 1 & 2. At times I think that the stuff she gives me from Grade 1 is too easy and that is why I am not getting anywhere.

When I stop and think about it, if I was practicing more with this basic stuff I would probably do better in my lessons.

Sabotaged by failure to practice. That is what I am doing to myself. I either don't 'feel like' practising or make excuses to delay practise, so when I have a lesson I play badly I have no one to blame but myself.

I have even been known to do chores that I have been putting off for days so that I don't have to practise. It is such a shame that I do this to myself because I love playing the cello. I think I have said it before and I will probably say it again. I am my own worse enemy and I have to try hard not to sabotage my cello life.