I've been living in Nashville for a few weeks now. I have a nice job, a lovely school, and it is starting to feel like home. I got the nicest compliment from my composition professor, Dr. Pursell, in my lesson the other day. He said, "You're very talented; I don't think you're wasting your time here at all." These were just the words of encouragement I needed to hear. I'm currently working on a Commission piece for chorus with piano accompaniment, and a Soprano Saxophone/Piano piece. I'm not sure where this semester will lead me in terms of both musical and personal development, but I am enjoying the journey to say the very least.