Joyce's New About Me Page!

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I repent! The About Me section has been “Coming soon!” for no less than a YEAR!!

What can I say? It slipped my mind … all year … ummm …

Anyway, you might be wondering what Olympian force has motivated me to finally put it together. Well, today I was in a phone interview for a job (Yeah, I applied for a job! Anyway …) when my interviewer casually mentioned that he was looking at my website. That’s about when I smacked my head into the wall thinking, Here is a REAL LIVE PERSON looking at my blog, and I STILL don’t have an About Me page. At least he didn’t know it’d been like that for a YEAR! I’m sure there’s a special place in purgatory for bloggers like me.

But better late than never, right? (embarrassed grin)

Speaking of improvements to my blog, the (very) perceptive among you will perhaps have noticed that I’ve added a little word to my self-description on the sidebar. … That’s right! Musician. Betcha didn’t know that about me, eh?

Actually, I was musical long before I was crafty. I started piano lessons at age four, joined the band in seventh grade, the choir in eighth grade, and the marching band in ninth grade. You could say I was a bit of a music nut growing up.

Anyway, by the end of high school, I was pretty exhausted from the endless rounds of performances and decided to take a break to focus on other parts of my life. And I’m glad I did. (Hey, getting an MRS degree takes effort! :D) But lately, my love for music has been pulling at my heartstrings again, and I’ve decided to add that back into the mix, little by little.

So I got the keyboard set up near the kitchen and I’m playing again. My major work in progress is still Liszt’s Liebestraum (as it has been for the last few years, and is likely to be for the next few as well), but I’m also branching out and reading a few new things. Hopefully I’ll get back into some of my favorite Beethoven sonatas and maybe learn to improvise! It’ll be great fun!