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Kelsey Z.

January 5, 2007 at 10:41 PM

It's always fascinated me how holidays are deemed as being "breaks", you don't have to go to school, you don't have the same regular work hours as during the rest of the year. Despite such things that are supposed to make our lives more relaxed, Christmas time, more than any other time of the year, is continually the most stressful and busy time of year. There's the panic of trying to get your Christmas shopping done, more concerts, recitals and events to attend and take part in (I think I was involved in 7 this year), there's the visiting with friends and family and travel time for all of those things. It gets exhausting as much as I love it all. Right before Christmas I was on edge with several deadlines and stresses all seeming to pile up on one another. Christmas day for a change though was very relaxed and a relaxing day. I've really enjoyed getting to see friends and family this holiday season but now I'm looking forward to and am very ready for a break for my few days of genuine break - no school, no plans to go anywhere, just to be at home, compose, practice, work on university stuff - and then by Monday I should be ready and set to go back to work and school with a clear, relaxed mind that is able to do the best I possibly can.

Bach (pun intended) to the music stuff though now. I've officially applied to Dalhousie University and UBC. They both have their supplemental music application forms up now to do and my gosh there's a lot of information to include. I'm franticly trying to recall all the repertoire I've played in the last three years and all the concerts I've done and it's time consuming! Once I get this all documented I'm saving it somewhere in my stuff so that I don't have to do anything like this again. I've also made a New Years resolution to save every program of concerts I do and stick it in a box specifically for those sorts of things. It's probably a good idea to begin with and I should have been doing it all along but I guess better late than never. I'll be happy when I have this next step in applications and scholarships done and over with though.

Facebook is a cruel and evil addiction to put out there for musicians who have no life outside of work and school and practicing. It's in all honesty been really great because I've been able to meet up with some of the people I've played music with over the years with whom I've lost touch or just didn't have the opportunity to get contact information before having to leave.

Alright, and here's what you've all been waiting for - well ok, no you haven't - the picture of me with my new hairdo and violinist.com t-shirt!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!


From Sydney M.
Posted on January 5, 2007 at 11:08 PM
Yay! I have the same shirt :)
From Elizabeth Smith
Posted on January 5, 2007 at 11:25 PM
Nice hair and cool glasses!
From Jasmine L.
Posted on January 6, 2007 at 2:59 AM
Kelsey, we'll get through our Facebook addiction together...hehe
From Richard Hellinger
Posted on January 6, 2007 at 3:37 AM
Of course I have been waiting for that picture!!! lol. My little sister got her hair done almost the same way. Though hers isn't dyed like that.

I was lucky... I think there was only 4 concerts this christmas for me!! Though I do have 10 concerts in the next 2.5 months!!! And then lessons and rehearsals for 2 bands and an orchestra!!!!

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on January 6, 2007 at 9:00 AM
I wish you luck in getting into the schools you want to attend. You look great in the T-shirt, but don't wear it to any interviews.
From Laurie Niles
Posted on January 6, 2007 at 9:19 PM
I have that shirt, too! ;) It looks great on you!

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