I know my weaknesses. I tend to do too many things. They are good things, but they divide up my resources too much sometimes. Thus, although my family and I are stable financially, I am just not in the spot at this time in the year to put a lot of money up front for shakuhachi lessons.
The result is that I will be setting out to save.
I have put together money for a few lessons from Chikuzen on Skype and should be setting that up sometime in the next two weeks.
Despite my enthusiasm, I must not forget to temper it with my realities.