53 years old and have been playing for 2.5 years. I’m lucky enough to have a reasonably flexible schedule that lets me fit in (usually) two 30 to 60 minute practices a day, morning and evening.
What I love about learning and playing the violin is that it totally engulfs me. While I’m playing there is no room whatsoever for external thoughts or concerns, there is only me, the bow, the violin, and the music. The relief from other daily concerns is an intense relief.