Aug 13, 2012
Five ways the tuba prepared me for PCOS
So you all know how I played the tuba right? Even more how I was in marching band for a couple years in high school and loved it? If not, go read this and come on back. It's okay. I'll wait.
A lot of times when I talk about PCOS it's a more serious post, but the other day I was thinking about my days in marching band and I realized how much playing the tuba prepared me for this unexpected diagnosis.
1. It's big and heavy, and sometimes even awkward.
2. If you're in shape it's a little easier to carry, yet occasionally the weight of it hurts.
3. It's unexpected and takes some getting used to, but it feels good when people are impressed how you handle it.
4. It can be a lot to deal with, but every so often it make you feel like a bad ass.
5. When you stop resenting it, and accept the weight it sometimes brings, it becomes easier to bear.
Not to toot my own horn (pun definitely intended), but while these are all true, they were also kind of fun to come up with. A little tongue-in-cheek to get your week started off right, no?
Did you (or do you now) play a musical instrument? Do you let yourself find humor in hard situations?