I feel so blessed as a teacher. I knew I wanted to be a teacher even before I knew what I wanted to teach. There are times when I think, “I wonder what I could have done if I had pursued performing.” Those instances are always fleeting however. The life of a performer was just not worth it to me. I am always especially reminded of my good fortune this time of year as students do recitals and final performances before they go our into the world. It is always a bittersweet time in my life. Thanks for your excellent observations, Jeanie!