I have spent too much time being stressed and overwhelmed this past week, but now I'm going to reflect on the good things:
1. It's sunny and above 40 degrees!
2. I decided on a whim to see if I could still play my diploma pieces this morning - and I (mostly) could! All but one piece (the shortest piece - only three minutes) was still memorized, obviously not "under my fingers" like it was when I took the exam, but I could get through it. I'm pleasantly surprised since I haven't touched the pieces in nearly three months...
3. My problem sets are really interesting and enjoyable to do when I'm not thinking about how difficult they are, and how tired I am, and how long they will take me, which I am NOT going to think about anymore!
Here's to being positive!