You see, I cannot play this while living in an apartment building. So, I must buy a house. A townhome or condo won't do, as I would still be sharing walls with other people, and even though I was an excellent player 15 years ago, I wouldn't start off that way now. And what if I happen to live next to someone who doesn't like Mozart's horn concertos? Gasp! Besides, I would need that third bedroom as a music room/office and would need to install some sort of sound proofing/reduction material.
And I won't buy a house until I get promoted and also pay off my car. One big item at a time, I think. When I get promoted, I'll have to move somewhere else, and if I move somewhere else, I won't want to buy a house right off, because I won't know the area well yet.
So, I have to 1-Get promoted, 2-Pay off my car, 3-Buy a house, 4-Soundproof one of the rooms, so that I can eventually save up to buy 5-This.
It's beautiful, isn't it? I played on a Holton in high school and some of college, though not this model, of course. This model is gorgeous. I covet it. I can fairly feel its beauty.
But back to item number 1-Getting promoted. Did I tell you I almost moved to Northern Maryland? A couple of months ago I was approached to put my name in for a DM position in the Southern PA, Northern MD area. This is a surprise to me, as I had just switched stores and thought it wouldn't even be possible for me to apply. But they came to me, so that was great. I was delighted at the possibility, but they offered the position to someone who already lives in that area. My boss's boss called me to explain everything, and while I was disappointed, I'm actually ok with it. I really really wanted the position, but I know my turn will come soon. So, onward I go.
But throughout that process, I was looking online at homes in that area, which led me to think of how I could finally buy a horn and play it whenever I wanted to...maybe even join a local community orchestra. Some day I'd like to do that.
Ok, so....working towards step #1. Every day working towards it.