I participated in my first recital today, playing a short piece (Dvorak's Humoresque), one of 5 of my teachers students to play.
The world didn't end. I didn't lose my job. And I didn't vomit in front of everyone (or at all, even).
Other than that... well, I'm really disappointed in how poorly I played. I've been playing it pretty well, but today, in front of people, I just didn't. At least I didn't completely fall apart when I made mistakes. I suppose there's that.
Everyone was nice, of course.
But I'm pretty disappointed. Gah.
I guess that's part of learning.