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this is sick

More lol here!

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doctorwho:

Doctor Who: Earthshock (1982)

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rescue me chin boy, and show me the stars

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Koalas at Wild Life Sydney Zoo get into the ‘selfie’ craze (x)

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MUSICAL NOTATION, AS DESCRIBED BY CATS

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(I would have liked to crop some of these gifs (like the accent ones) to make them more accurate but alas, I lack the skills.)

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I am so so busy. What

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for-the-love-of-classical-music:

I am a musician. You may or may not be.

Please know that to an extremely serious musician:

music ≠ stress reliever

music ≠ fun and games

music ≠ happy life

AND ALL YOU SERIOUS MUSICIANS OUT THERE KNOW THAT IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO BE ALWAYS SATISFIED WITH YOURSELF AS A MUSICIAN

so please help…

I don’t know at all for how long you’ve played or at which level you’re at, except that you’re very serious. I just thought I’d share my story and point of view.

I want to become a musician/teacher and I’ve been evaluating my career choice a few times…

In my last year at high school I was depressed and wasn’t very social at all. Music was one of the things that made me feel better. It was something I was good at and it made me feel secure, just digging into an almost endless practice session and not have to think about anything else was heaven. I felt empty when I didn’t play flute or listen to loud music on my iPod.

As I was about to graduate and “real life” started to creep up on me I got more and more stressed about my auditions and worries about the future.
Then I only got into a pre-college located a 4-hour trip from where I live and I decided I would move up there, because I wanted to be serious about music. I would not give up, because I am that stubborn.
I didn’t get a job that summer after my graduation and I was worried sick that I wouldn’t have the financial means to live and study at pre-college.
Then the day came and I moved up there and I really kind of liked the vibe of the school and my classmates, but I couldn’t handle living on my own so far from home in a noisy dorm. I cried myself to sleep for an entire week and then I quit and moved back home.

I thank myself for doing that actually, I wasn’t ready - so I had a gap year.
At first I was really really sad but it got better, because I soon decided that the self-hatred and depressing feelings was things I wasn’t worthy of. I told myself that I deserved to be happy. That decision makes the biggest difference of all. But mind you all -It takes a lot of time, and you should let it do so. Something worth having never comes easily.

In my gap year I -
Studied for my driving-license and passed at first try :)
Started watching Doctor Who
Played in a marching band
Got a job!
Had a few private lessons with my flute teacher from high school and then I auditioned for 2 pre-colleges that were located closer to my home
Went to Italy with my family
Read the entire Harry Potter Series (because I’m slow)
I got in at the pre-college I wanted to go to!
Worked my but off as everyone else had vacation during summer
and I met my boyfriend! :)

I am very happy with my life now; I’ve learned to live one day at a time. Of course I still have bad days but they pass as rainy days do too.

You might wonder how all of this is relative?
I needed that gap year and I don’t think you should be afraid of taking a break from doing music “24/7”. You don’t have to stop entirely, I didn’t really. Music is constantly there anyways!
What I needed was time to figure myself out and also to remember why I want to major in music someday - The support and confidence it has given me, all the dreams I’ve had of making music and playing movie-music scores in grand symphony orchestras, and mostly I realized how much I really would like to bring other children and teenagers the joy I had and still have from playing flute.

You also ask for advice so now I’d like to agree and disagree with some of your statements:

Please know that to an extremely serious musician:
music ≠ stress reliever
music ≠ fun and games
music ≠ happy life

Yes, you are quite right. When you’re constantly surrounded by sound and practice until you feel like ripping your hair of it doesn’t feel at all like the best choice of career.

The important thing here is yet again - try to remember why you’re doing this!

There are many alternatives to music as a stress reliever - Take a walk, meditate, go for a workout or something, anything that takes your mind of practicing or such for a while.

Fun and games is a trickier one. It’s is important to have fun. If you think it is boring you should try and make it fun. Nothing sais that fun can’t be serious too! And if you still don’t have fun you should go do something else to cheer you up. Watch a comedy!

Music doesn’t equal a happy life?!  If you feel like you don’t lead a happy life doing music you probably should sit down and reflect on how you can make your life better. You might start with yourself, as I did.

AND ALL YOU SERIOUS MUSICIANS OUT THERE KNOW THAT IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO BE ALWAYS SATISFIED WITH YOURSELF AS A MUSICIAN

I know it’s very hard to stand in your practice room perfecting pieces, technique and stuff and I would like to admit that I am not always satisfied with myself as a musician either. It is really awful to go home after an unsuccessful lesson or practice session. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like you get any better at all for weeks and then all of a sudden you nail it 10/10 times and get a boost that lasts for days. It’s so common for musicians and artist to sort of live for those kicks of adrenalin. I do too. So I feel you.

I’ve previously read that musicians and artists are a group of people very prone to depression (Just google depression in musicians). I BELIEVE IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHANGE THIS! YOU CAN BECOME A MUSICIAN AND STILL BE OF GOOD MENTAL HEALTH.
As I’ve already suffered a long period of depression I don’t feel like going back into that hole so this is what I have been helped by most:

- Work on your self-esteem and your confidence. Mental health problems are stigmatized and often swept under the carpet. It is okay to not be okay. You are surrounded by many people who can help you. Many might have gone through the same things and feelings as you do. Tell someone! Also, be an egoist and put your mental health first.
- Approach things in a more positive way. Do not hit on yourself when you can’t nail things, instead approach your problem in a more positive way: How can you fix your problem? Because you can fix it, and you will! Pat yourself on the shoulder and tell yourself that you did a good job when you’ve practiced well.

If nobody else has said it - I believe in you! I believe that You can do this. You’ve taken the step and asked for help. And I really think you can get through this!

At last I’d like to link to 2 very good websites that have helped me in my process:

http://onlinecounsellingcollege.tumblr.com/ GREAT blog with great advice and good quotes.

http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/ A great website dealing with stage fright, effective practice (8 practice hacks is a must-read, it is really interesting!) and mental health.

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Reblog if you’ve practiced your instrument today!

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alert:

alert:

WHAT DO U CALL A DOG THATS A MAGICIAN

A LABRACADABRADOR…

un magichien

#France wins this round

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faramihr:

the hobbit: desolation of smaug + scenery

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egg-rolls:

learning languages is so weird like you’re literally just learning how to make a different set of noises at people than the ones you usually make 

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People are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.
Igor Stravinsky (via lincolncenter)