I remember vividly the day our college band director dropped the bombshell on us.  It was nearing the end of the semester and we were all freaking out about how much we had to do- finals, term papers, juries, projects…  We were so busy and we were all sure we’d never make it through.  For a while our director just sat there, listening with a bemused smile on his face.  After we’d all whined for a while, he said, “You know, you guys have more time now to practice your instruments than you will ever have again.”  You should have heard the hoots and howls coming from the band room after that statement.  “Yeah, right!  You have no idea the kind of pressure we’re under!”  “Do you know how stressed we are?”  “We can barely squeeze time in now to practice!  Our lives are just insane!”  Looking back, I blush to think of how naive we were.  We truly believed that this professor, in his mid-30’s with a child or two, somehow had it easier than us poor, overworked, stressed out college kids.  If only.  And rather than try to argue his point, he merely smiled and said, “Just you wait.” Continue reading “Just You Wait”