I have slightly sad news, and immensely exciting news for you.
I created this blog years ago, years even before I began posting in September 2016. For one, it took me a long time to decide what I wanted to use it for. For another, I was scared. Would anyone even read anything I wrote? And if yes, would anyone like it? I was really worried about being trolled, or classical musicians leaving scathing comments.
In the end, though, my need to have an outlet was stronger than my anxiety. When I created the blog, I was at a loss. I didn’t know what I was going to do when I was done studying, how I was going to earn a living. I’d made bad experiences and had my self confidence destroyed, and had to build all of that back up very, very slowly. I wanted something that would help me gather my thoughts and focus my efforts. I truly was a distracted cellist back then, distracted by the many other things I loved doing, and distracted by fears and doubts. Hence the title of this blog.
Now, not quite three years after I started posting (semi-) regularly, it’s time for me to close this chapter of my life. After today, this blog will no longer be updated. That’s the sad news.
The very, very exciting news is, that I have found my focus. I’m no longer the Distracted Cellist. Dear readers, I’m so happy and extremely proud to present to you my first proper website!
I can’t begin to tell you how I excited I am right now. I put a lot of thought into the contents of this website – what my identity has become, how I want to present it. I really hope you enjoy the result of all of this. And – this is possibly the best news for you – there is, of course, a blog! Please head on over there by clicking this link, it will take you straight to my first post in the blog’s new home.
This here blog will remain online, so please feel free to return to it whenever you want. I’d like to thank you all, once again, for sticking with me through this part of the journey, and I sincerely hope you will join me as I head into new adventures.
Daria Dorothea, no longer a Distracted Cellist.