I started playing 32 years ago in 4th grade and played consistently through high school. I unfortunately did not pursue music in college, I was too concerned with just trying to move out on my own and being independent. I was a decent player so my choices then disappoint me now. I joined a community orchestra for a year in my mid 20’s but moved a couple hours away and did not join the local orchestra here. Now with 3 kids and a crazy work schedule at the hospital, I cannot join an organized group but I really miss it. I still pick up my violin and play, but I have not dedicated myself to a regular practice routine, and I’d like to change that.