I have a piano exam in two weeks. Grade Six, so it’s not an easy one and I get so nervous in exams that I shake. I’m supposed to do an hour’s practice a day, two would be better but who has that sort of time to dedicate to a hobby?
I learned piano as a child and was pretty good back then. When my Mum gave me her grand piano a few years ago I felt I really should go back to learn again. That muscle memory is there from all those hours of practice as a kid but wow, it is so much harder now.
Yesterday I had some friends around and we all played for each other. It was fun but I was quite nervous. Showed me I still have lots to do in the next two weeks.
However, I’m getting there and will pass the exam, but the question is, am I really enjoying it or
Do you have a hobby? Do you do it because you love it or do it because you think you should?