Finding oneself in a stressful situation: Oops! I forgot something. I didn’t think of that. I’m really not sure how to play that. What do you think? Am I doing the right thing? Can you cover my duty while I recover from my medical issue? Can you help our new colleague while I’m out with Covid?
#$@!% happens. It may seem dramatic but all of these things have either happened to me or a colleague both at school and at the symphony. After working at both jobs for many years, I have learned that even though I may not feel close or even friendly with a colleague, ultimately it is the relationship that prevails. Dedicated colleagues will step up to the plate and come through for you.
Actions speak louder than words. Colleagues see how committed you are to your work. They would want someone to step up if they ever needed it. Your colleagues also feel the same level of responsibility to do right by students at school or the audience at a concert. It is an inspiration to see this in action. When going through a rough spot, I try to remember the compassion of my coworkers.
The Inspiration for Violinists card deck
This “Last Supper” card is part of a 50 card deck. Every card has a unique image and text inspiring musicianship, mindfulness and spirituality.