I hear you. I always wanted to pick up the violin but finally decided to do it a few months back at the age of 37. 🙂 My teacher started me out on a diet of Mississippi Hot Dog as well. Are you using fine tuners?
A humorous story from my first lesson after the two week Christmas break. I arrived and said hello to my teacher and had the following conversation:
teacher: Did you get any time to practice over the break?
Me: Of course. I practiced nearly every day.
teacher: Hah. My child and adult students were almost opposites. The children took a vacation from every thing including music lessons. The adults were all like ‘Yes! I have time to practice!’.
Enjoy yourself. It’s a lot of fun. 🙂