What a journey. I resisted the notion that I wasn't a gold player for a long time. I'm not entirely sure why, but I think there was some pride in there. Recently, I've discovered that... well, what's there to be prideful about? Don't I constantly preach that it's not about how precious the metal is that your flute is made of that makes you a great flute player? So why do I care so much?
Regardless, it still took me a while to let gold go. I oddly feel more authentic now that I've fully embraced copper. I'm still asking a lot of questions about how and why I play the way I play.
I hope that this video might help someone else out there who's having trouble finding the flute or metal that works for them. It can take a while, and it's totally okay. :)