With two weeks left to go before I start at Microsoft, I sat down at the piano bench and realized I wouldn’t be able to do that for much longer. Certainly, I won’t have a place large or well-insulated enough to support a piano anytime soon in Seattle. While I didn’t have a piano through university either, my monthly-or-more trips back home allowed me to refresh my memory every so often, a luxury I won’t often have in the future. Piano’s been part of my life for the past 13 years, less so during the past 5, but nonetheless, still there. I’m going to have to find a way to keep some of that muscle memory.
There were so many points along the way that I simply wanted to stop playing, but now that I have little choice but to do so, I’m cringing at the thought. You don’t trulyÂ value something until it’s (almost) gone.