Friday, April 24, 2009


I have been home for just over 24 hours. Wierd. My trip back to the states was fairly uneventful, is a positve thing in my book when it comes to flying. It has been great to see my family, but I am definitely going to miss Vienna. I will miss quiet, dignified beauty of the city, and the goodness of the people. Vienna taught me that beauty is all around - all you have to do is notice it. I am so grateful that I got to experience the music of Vienna. It was wonderful to step away from my everyday life and fall in love with music again. Not that I ever fell out of love, but it was nice to re-group and affirm to myself that yes, I am doing the right things with my life. I am coming away from this experience inspired not only as a musician, but also as an individual. I have learned that life doesn't just fall into your lap. You have to actively seek out opportunity, and then once you find it, be brave enough to take it and magical things can happen. Now that I am home, I think the challenge will be to avoid falling into a complacent routine. I want to keep experiencing and learning new and beautiful things. I promise that I will fill in the holes in my blog. There are all sorts of adventures that I haven't talked about yet.! However, right now jetlag is exacting its revenge, and I have to go to sleep. Bis bald!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oh, the places you'll go

Since the last time I posted I have been to Prague, Budapest, Salzburg, Mauthausen, Melk, and Duernstein. Wow. I promise that I will blog about all of these trips! Right now I just have time to say that I am having a spectacular time in Europe, and I can't wait to share all of my adventures with you! Here are a few pictures. Maybe by posting these I will assuage some of the neglect that my blog is undoubtedly feeling.

Laura, Britain, and I up on the castle hill in Salzburg

A cemetary at Mauthausen concentration camp

The monestary at Melk

An awesome staircase inside the monestary

Me and the lovely Austrian countryside. This was taken up by the ruins of a castle.

Until I have more time, this will have to do! Auf wiedersehen!