I had some really great news this week – I passed my grade 4 violin exam.
Working towards the goal of passing this exam taught me a lot. First, it’s never too late to start learning something new. I didn’t learn an instrument as a child – I only started learning 5 years ago when I was into my 40s, so I was a complete beginner. OH plays the piano, and Bea and Edie both play 2 instruments, so I felt I had to join in too.
The second thing I’ve learned is how to do something just for the sheer joy of it. I just love playing (although my family probably didn’t love it quite so much in the early days!). It doesn’t matter that I’m not brilliant, or that I don’t do it professionally, I just love losing myself in music.
The third thing I’ve learned is how to reach a goal by just taking tiny steps. I have to squeeze in my practice wherever I can, sometimes late in the evening, sometimes very early in the morning before I go to work.
What interests or hobbies have you taken up as an adult?
Until next time, Tawney x