I have a question.
I'm a musician, a violist actually. I've been playing viola for ten years and I'm in my second year at a music school. I'm doing well in my studio and I work hard. In another ten years, I'd like to be playing in a orchestra somewhere and I'd also like to teach either privately in a college setting.
But here's the thing... I have a life...outside of music. Some days, I just don't feel like praciticing. So some days I don't. and I dont REALLY feel like the world will end because I didnt practice.
And sometimes, I think about things that don't involve music. Like now...it's Christmas break and after a stressful quarter of school I finally got to come home to spend time with my family. But as a result, I haven't been practicing like I would during school.
It sure does seem like every other musician everywhere in the world lives, breathes, and eats their instrument 24/7 plus some, but that's just not me. So does this mean that somewhere in my subconscious I dont REALLY want to be a musician? Or am I the normal one?
Maybe this is a silly question... but i seriously wonder sometimes... Is it okay to be a musician and a regular person too?
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