When I was 13, I started to learn the trumpet. I wanted to learn flute, but my school had run out of those and had a few trumpets waiting to be picked up - so I said I'd give it a go.
I loved it!
I fell in love with brass, with jazz, with loud, with orchestra.
I had a dream of going to the Conservatorium of Music, and one day playing in our state, or national orchestra.
I still love listening to orchestral music. Any music live is wonderful.
There really isn't anything quite like sitting in the middle of 20+ musicians and playing a magnificent piece of music.
But, I had one major issue with my trumpet playing, I lacked confidence - and when you're playing first trumpet and you're about to hit that note that everyone will hear- you need to hit it with confidence.
Before my dreams to play trumpet in an orchestra, I dreamt of being a published author.
I did let go of my dream of a musical career, I'm not sure I was if ever that talented in the musical arena.
But I'm not giving up on my dream of writing a book that is deemed worthy to be published.
What dreams have you let go of?
What dreams are you still holding on to?