I’ve been playing the piano for 25 years now. I’ve had the same piano teacher since I was 6 years old and have been taking lessons with her for 24 years. This past year I haven’t gone back to take lessons. And because of it my time on the piano has dropped dramatically. I like to attempt to live a balanced life as much as possible – I watch how many hours I spend working during the week, make sure I give time to my mom and my grandmother, put in time for a social life, spend quality time with God, and allow for some me time.

Me time includes a lot of journaling, reading, reflection, meditation. It used to include playing the piano. There is something about playing the piano that makes me feel complete and a little bit more in control. Here is a piece of wood at your fingertips and its up to you to put your heart and soul into it — for a song to come out of it.

Today is my attempt to return to it. For I know it just doesn’t feel right. 

Song choice: Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio.

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