Sometimes I get so focused on the product or goal that I forget that I must enjoy the process and 99% of life is the process or the work. I chose music as a profession because I enjoyed "doing" it and helping others to understand it and to participate in the art. When I get preoccupied with how my solo sounded, how many courses I may teach in the fall, or when I might finish my composition, I have to give myself a slap and remind myself that life is really about the here-and-now: the performing, the teaching and the writing. Everything will fall into place in the future. It always has. If you cannot enjoy the present and are preoccupied with the future, what is the point? So, enjoy the journey.
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.