I've practiced the piano about 30 hours over the past three months. Doesn't sound like much, except that over the past two decades, I've practiced a total of 100 hours, if I'm being generous, compared with the 5,000+ hours I'd logged by my mid-20s. When I was 8 years-old I practiced an hour a day; I even got up at 6am to do it. I was going to be a concert pianist when I grew up.
...Yet another lovely voice. Rebecca Ellsworth Menzie enjoys being a wife and mother, baking, quilting, reading, gardening, triathlon-ing, blogging, and most recently writing her mom's life story. She begins, "In July 1991, when I was 21, and serving an 18-month volunteer mission in Texas, my mother (a mother of 10 children) was diagnosed and died of breast cancer.