Well, my quest to become the Cal Ripken Jr of cello playing has come to an end. And yes, I guess that sounds as malapropos as it actually is. I did indeed fail to practice yesterday.

But now, the bar is set, and with the exception of Jury Duty, I see no reason why I can’t practice solidly for the next ten weeks.

Right now, what’s keeping me motivated is how far I have to go before I can play music decently. I also have set a goal to record myself playing Kummer #7.

There is a great deal on my mind outside of cello right now, as I am managing many transitions simultaneously and doing them as adeptly as I cross strings.