I've recently moved to Toronto, which was huge. I sold all my stuff that I could possibly part with and shipped the rest via greyhound. That was June, I think. It's what, November, now? and I'm only just getting my feet under me again. It's been super hard keeping practicing, to the point where if I pick up the oboe at all it's a success.

However! I'm finally feeling like I can breathe again, and needed a way to get my practice routine back - and viola! (not an actual viola...that'd be...cruel....oh dear I'll shut up now) but yes, Thunder Bay symphony is having a second oboe/english horn audition - perfect! So I sent in my resume, downloaded the excerpts and then checked when the actual audition is supposed to happen - Eeek! December 1st. Time for overdrive mode.

I'm feeling great. I'm playing every day again, have focus, am liking my sound and SOMEHOW I feel like I like the Mozart concerto again! How the heck did that happen? hahaha. I guess absence really does make the heart grow fonder sometimes!