Lots to ponder above! I think I am still insecure and disappointed that my journey to recovery is incomplete after almost a year… I can acknowledge that I have made a great deal of progress; am just not where I wanted to be yet. I know my “old faithful” violin is not meeting my needs. Dianne, you hit the nail on the head! I don’t want to be held back, either by ongoing medical issues or by my own insecurities!!! I have two performances coming up, and I want to play to the best of my ability so that others will enjoy!