Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?
I think I was better at setting goals and reaching them when I was a child. When I was 13 I decided that I wanted to do the “Young Artists Festival” for violin. In this festival we were required to learn and memorize a piece from 4 different periods. I learned violin pieces from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. On the day of the festival we would perform our pieces from memory for a panel of judges. That year I was one of the youngest contestants to perform. It was such a wonderful learning experience for me.
These are the pieces that I learned:
Baroque: Bach Violin Sonata BWV 1001 G minor 4 Presto
Classical: Mozart Concerto #3 in G
Romantic: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in e minor 3rd mvt.
Modern: Praeludium and Allegro by Fritz Kriesler
I set that goal and resolution in January and I followed through and performed in March. I am glad that I took the time to look back and remember that time in my life. I was so ambitious and determined and I had the resolve to follow through.
Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept? Please comment below to share!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,