As passionate as I am about teaching and inspiring students to be their very best, the reality is that it's not all sunshine and rainbows. There are many times when my offer to teach is turned down, and it's not anyone's fault. Most of the time, these people actually want to take me on as their teacher, bu their budget or scheduling has fallen through. Other times, they or their loved ones are suddenly battling terrible health crises. You really never know what's happening. All you can do as a teacher is love and support them on the side and be there for them when they feel ready to tackle the flute again.
Everyone always tells you to chase your passion! Chase your dream! Follow your heart! But no one tells you that even following your heart will not prevent reality from hitting you. That's what I wanted to share in this video.
You'll know that you're following your heart when, in the face of all these realities you run into, you still push through. You still believe in what you do. It's your conviction that your passion is worth fighting for that triumphs over the not-so-great parts of your career.
You got this, fellow teachers.