Thanks SO much for the support...you have no idea how much this means to me. I had a bit of a setback today, but I'm picking myself up after reading all of your comments. Your words are truly uplifting and encouraging. It won't be easy - I guess this will also be a way of training myself to keep working hard and not letting setbacks break my spirit or confidence. About 20 days left until the first planned recital. Giving it all I've got! Thanks again for the support, will keep you guys posted - hopefully with good news.