I realized this past year that I am in the midst of fulfilling a bucket list item. My entire adult life I have wanted to be more involved in music in a broader way. I knew I could never earn a living at it, but I kept my musical chops at least somewhat in shape. As many of you know I have continued to play my trumpet and, in the past five years, greatly increased the amount of time I spend. This has been made possible by going into "partial" retirement.
- It is almost like being a real, full-time musician without worrying about earning anything for it.
- My skills have increased radically over the past couple years.
- As a consequence so has my confidence.
- My embouchure has never been in better shape.
- It’s a lot of fun!