Juli

Feel The Joy

The Grass Is Greener

First day of school and last day of school...still me but different...

Well, I did it! I successfully moved two kiddos and myself across the country and completed one semester at Berklee College of Music.  It wasn’t easy and if you would have asked me two weeks ago if I recommend going for your dreams I would have answered…hmmm no comment…BUT now that I’m sitting on this side of the fence the grass is greener!  It’s true what they say; the grass is greener where you water it. I’ve watered and I’ve worked.  I found myself going to God praying for miracles and He has delivered. 

You want to know what I love about being a student? People ask all the time ‘what do you want Juli? What do you think of this? What’s your opinion on that?’ At the beginning of the semester I found it to be really frustrating because I had already made so many huge, drastic decisions and in many ways I didn’t think I had opinions and ideas on the small details.  I’m a go with the flow type girl. But over the course of 15 weeks I’ve grown and changed and realized I DO have opinions and ideas.  It’s giving me the opportunity to dream about all of the details of my future and also helping me look at the world with new eyes and ears. 

You'll find some photos below of some amazing people at Berklee.  I'm so grateful to each and every one of them for how they've enriched my life and made this pursuit of music possible.  My professors all have careers alongside their professor gigs.  Please check out the links to their websites. You will be so impressed as I am.  

Now I can say with confidence to anyone ‘go for your dreams!’  You’ll have to sacrifice but the pay off is huge.  Change is good and work is good.  Especially if it involves doing something you love with all of your heart.  Thank you all for your prayers, love and encouragement. 

Mark Campbell VP of Enrollment,  Berklee College of Music

Mark Campbell VP of Enrollment,  Berklee College of Music

Frank Mullen VP of Financial Aid, Berklee College of Music

Frank Mullen VP of Financial Aid, Berklee College of Music

Daniel Ian Smith, my Music Application and Theory Professor http://danieliansmith.com

Daniel Ian Smith, my Music Application and Theory Professor http://danieliansmith.com

Giovanni Moltoni, my Ear Training Professor http://www.giovannimoltoni.com

Giovanni Moltoni, my Ear Training Professor http://www.giovannimoltoni.com

Chris Noyes, My Music Technology professor http://www.cnoyes.com

Chris Noyes, My Music Technology professor http://www.cnoyes.com

Fred Bouchard, my Traveling Literature professor http://fredbouchard.com

Fred Bouchard, my Traveling Literature professor http://fredbouchard.com

Sheryl Bailey, my Guitar instructor http://www.sherylbailey.com

Sheryl Bailey, my Guitar instructor http://www.sherylbailey.com

My amazing ensemble led by Professor Marty Walsh http://www.martywalsh.com

My amazing ensemble led by Professor Marty Walsh http://www.martywalsh.com

Herman Hampton, my Artistry, Creativity, Inquiry professor 

Herman Hampton, my Artistry, Creativity, Inquiry professor