Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Having Embouchure Dystonia is like this....except -50 steps behind the beginner level student. Imagine if you had the knowledge, understanding, years of training, and experience of what it takes to be a professional, but you can no longer execute a single note out of your instrument naturally.
It really sucks. I mean, it is one of the hardest setbacks to deal with, yet I love this quote. It is the right mentality despite how many highs or lows that overcome us. We must be willing to be a beginner in order to start recovery and maintain it. Even more so I prefer the term explorer; i.e. wide eyed, creative, open minded, and always searching for answers. We are constantly exploring and building new neuropathways in order to adapt to dystonia.