Welcome Stephanie! … Follow the passion and harmony of your heart – I am 52 and am just beginning on this wonderful journey and there are older folks here who are also just beginning – you are in good and warm-hearted company.
As Michael says; learning the violin is a marathon not a sprint ….. I highly recommend spending time with his many videos – I do and learn quite a few things every day.
Itzhak Perlman will tell you to take your time and learn slowly – things learned fast are forgotten at the same speed but things learned slowly are retained.
This is a great place to hang out … the evening classes are great also – I always learn a few things there!