Who in the world is that old woman, and what does she know??
Excluding sentient beings, the love of my life has always been the piano. I loved the piano as a child, but then you become a teenager and you become…well…distracted. Life takes over, and you feel pulled to make “responsible” choices. In my case, I got a non-musical education, raised a family, and worked for 30 years at a job I didn’t really like.
But now is my time. I’m retired (just a little bit early, but I couldn’t stand it one more day), don’t have any household responsibilities (my husband is wonderful and also retired), or meetings to attend. I have returned to my love, the piano.
And not in a casual way, make no mistake. I am currently enrolled as an undergraduate student studying piano performance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Central Pennsylvania. I am currently a Junior! Admittedly, this is not the most responsible thing I have ever done (university tuition is expensive!), but it has definitely been the smartest, most fun, and definitely a peak experience of my life.