Launching a how-to-site for musicians with focal dystonia has long been on my to do list. To be honest, I had been putting the project off for some time because of so many reasons.
But ...as I was looking back at my recovery (still and always going to be in the process of refining), I was wondering if I can do it all over again to do anything differently, I would cut years and months of time learning from others out there so I would not waste so much energy, money and the most valuable of all.... time.
If there's one thing that technology has done good in our age, it has connected us in massive scale and made information readily available at our fingertips. I've figured that we are probably at the crossroad where we can start seeing a great shifts in all sorts of things because of this, including raising awareness and recovery rate of focal dystonia among musicians.
Yes, you heard me right, the recovery rate.
Something makes me feel certain that we will be seeing the same kind of phenomenon like the four minute mile. It was once thought that running a mile in less than 4 minutes was unachievable. Once Roger Bannister set the record in 1954 to run a mile in less than 4 minutes, many more runners started achieving the results from shortly after, and today it is set as a standard milestone for a professional male runner.
Likewise, I am hopeful and certain that, when enough musician's focal dystonia success stories are out there, we can collectively induce a norm into our psyche. It is a very personal place for everybody affected, but this is precisely why this is important to share for the growth of our collective consciousness. Schuumann would have been so jealous of our time. What was once thought un-achievable will quite possibly be the norm in the very near future.
This site will be a work in process. I'm sure many corrections will follow. I will be reaching out to you to think of ways to put other success stories out effectively with me. I want to encourage more musicians to share their stories as well... success stories and failures and everything in between.
I am super excited about this new adventure and at the same time very curious how things will unfold. I am so thankful for anybody who might be able to participate in this project.