What I’m up to!

Hi!! So here’s my deal with “something new.” I really really really really REALLY want to learn how to play an instrument. The problem is I would love to play them all! From brass instruments, to string instruments, percussion, woodwind instruments…. I love them all but I especially LOVE music in general. I secretly play my daughters piano she left behind when she moved back to the West Coast….. Yup Papoose I sure am!

* Papoose is my daughters nickname her grandparents gave her.

Hopefully I can play beautiful music with my mandolin I will be picking up this week….. Yes I chose the mandolin.Why?

Well, why not?? I understand it’s not a “popular” instrument but it’s a beautiful sounding instrument. Chris Thile is an outstanding mandolinist. His music is breathtaking….. well at least to me. If you havent heard of him, look him up. He’s worth looking into! You may of heard of Nickel Creek? Chris Thile plays mandolin in that band as well as The Punch Brothers.

Did you know that the mandolins evolved from the lute family in Italy? during the 17th-18th centuries? I find that fascinating.

So, It’s a stretch for me to think that I could actually learn to play like Chris Thile but hey, I must have goals! LOL!! But seriously, I do hope to learn well enough to play for the Hospice patients I visit on a weekly basis. That is my true goal. I believe music is a powerful healer even for those facing death. It will not “heal” them physically however, it will heal the heart.

So wish me luck! I’m going to soon start my journey of mandolin playing. I will keep you posted as to how I’m doing 🙂

“Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed.” William Christopher Handy

“For me, learning is a continuous process and an all-inclusive one— reading a book, learning a musical instrument or learning the martial art called Taekwondo. Teach myself something new– that’s my prayer.” Sonu Nigam

” I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement.” Fred Allen

Live, love, Honor and laugh Out Loud! Prioritize you.



About Cassandra Pavolic

As a retired performer for 25 years transitioning careers has been difficult. I truly enjoyed my career as an aerialist performer. I was fortunate enough to see the world, traveled many places and met people from all cultures. I learned a tremendous amount about life and people during my years traveling than I would in a school setting. The one thing I took away from being on the road is that no matter what ethnic background you are, we are all so similar. A smile is a smile in every language (happiness or contentment). Expressions of all emotions have the same meaning around the world. For this reason we are similar, and I somehow find that comforting. I'm now 50! It's hard to believe I'm fifty already! I reflect on my accomplishments as well as my failures up to date. Both are irrelevant to what I value most. I value people and relationships. I value my deity, it is the number one thing that keeps me stable. Being true to myself is a portion of my "food" in regards to my decision making. When I steer away from being my true self I am disappointed. Exercise, taking walks, and being still are another source of "food" in my life. I like to be still, listen and observe all things. I have been this type of person since a young child. Perhaps one of the reasons why I take an interest in Personality Psychology and my recent studies human behavior. I hold an Associates degree in Music/Theater/Dance from Dean College in MA. I quickly realized I wanted to perform, therefore my journey began immediately after graduating from Dean. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. I am curious, I am persistent and I am passionate. I'm on a mission to be a better person, to help those who want to help themselves, and to share my thoughts, opinions, experiences to anyone who gives a damn. All in hoping that what I have to offer will change lives as you learn to keep your priorities in order. And so I started prioritize you.
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