Sorry I haven't been writing!
I have been very busy the last two weeks, and unable to access a computer. TONS of pictures to post, which I will do next week when I am home, as I don't have time to put them on now.
Weggis and the Galway masterclass was fantastic, albeit a bit stressful and LONG and TIRING...but really good. You certainly learn to take criticism!!!!! Hahahahahahahaa!!!! But I met some wonderful people, and had some crazy times, and I actually hope that I can go again some time, though that thought was the furthest from my mind the first day. Jen, you will be happy to know that things got much better after Monday. :) So much flute that week...they rang in my ears at bedtime.
This week was good too, although, again, I didn't think that the first day or two. I was the only flute student, so that was awkward. I was in a room with three other oboists! I think I practically know as much about the oboe as the flute now, though I have never even tried playing one. Crazy, but fantastically interesting. It was neat to play in ensembles. Very awesome. Again, fantastic, amazing people, and I feel very blessed to have had such friends, even for a short time. Hopefully we will stay in touch, and I will meet such people like that at home. Hopefully.
So, that was a short (VERY simplified!) version of what I have done the past two weeks, I am fine, I am happy, I have learned lots, and I am COMING HOME ON SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has been a wonderful trip, and I feel very connected with my homeland now, much more than before, but I am ready to go home to Beautiful British Columbia. And maybe, in a year or two, I shall return to this home, and spend more time getting to know it better.
So for those who live in BC, I will see you soon, for those who I met on the trip, I will email you soon, and for those who live randomly throughout the internet, I will be back in business (though a little less fervently, for I have lost some of my interest in the computer on this trip), and talking with you all again. Very exciting.
I will post more pics and other exciting stuff next week when I am home and rested.
Lots of hugs...hugs hugs hugs!!!!!