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?

5 comments:

Nora said...

Flute player over here! Also fellow bandcamp goer and totally familiar with the band mentality and all that goes with it.

Oh, yes, humor is necessary. Knight and I make ridiculous jokes about things that will make sense to no one but us, but we need to do it given the current situation at hand with the midglets. It makes us laugh and it's a tad easier to swallow at times so I figure it's allowed.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

YOu are hilarious. :) Oh how I love you Becky! This post is great, I think it's important to see the light side of life and use humor to offset the heavy things.

I played trumpet and piano, also dabbled in a bit of bassoon and oboe playing. Band geek, FTW! I even went to band camp!!!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Haha, this post is awesome! It's funny when you think about all the things that we make kids do (or they choose to do) and how many of them especially playing instruments or playing on sports teams prepare them for many things they will face later in life!

Gracie said...

That's a cute way to look at it and a great attitude!

Amber said...

LOL. This is awesome. I agree with Lisa, so important to see the humour in things. No point in taking life too seriously since you'll never get out alive, right?! :)

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