I met my piano teacher at Breathe by Michelle Alvarez
We love hearing stories of how folks connect at the Breathe Conference. Michelle’s story is of a connection which spans the creative spectrum. Who have you connected with at Breathe? Let us know in the comments. We love to hear your story.
As the years tick away, I begin to think about the things I wish I had done. Learning to play the piano was one of them.
I wrestled back and forth whether it was a good idea to add something to my already busy list of “to do’s”, and there was this pesky thing of needing a piano to actually practice and play. Not to mention, what if I wasn’t any good? What if I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would?
All those fears swirled in my mind.
It was my husband, the great encourager, that finally urged me to take that leap.
I bought a digital piano, signed up for a six week lesson and that was it. After the short introduction was over, I was hooked and began searching for a permanent teacher.
That is when I read a post on the Breathe blog and her bio at the end mentioned she taught piano. That will be three years ago this coming October. Not only had I found a teacher, but a good friend and writing confidant.
I don’t like to live with regrets and while there are some I can’t change, I am doing my best to move forward with this mindset, including not allowing fears and obstacles to seep into my writing life, the one thing I hold dear. I know I am capable of pushing through it. I mean who buys a piano and hopes for the best. I guess I do.
Michelle lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband and red lab Blaze. She has currently finished a devotional to reach women who need healing from a past abortion. Her website can be found at mlalvarez.com