Once upon a time I played my violin (and taught) all day, every day.
And then I had two daughters of my own.
And we moved 3 times. (from VT to MN to MI to OR)
And I started homeschooling my daughters.
I still played a little and taught a little, but basically I was a violinist only because I owned a violin.
2018 was the year that I really started playing the violin again. I challenged myself to practice 100 days in a row and I completed the challenge in December. I loved it so much that I have continued practicing daily and am currently on day 140.
Last week I issued myself a new challenge that I'm calling the "1-2-3" challenge. Every week I will practice at least 1 hour 1 day (easy), 2 hours another day (harder) and 3 hours yet another day (takes some planning!). It's only been one week, but I have found myself much more excited about practicing - especially on the longer days. And, I'm planning my practice sessions more - both in terms of when I practice and what I practice.
It feels so good to have this renewed passion for playing my violin. I feel like a violinist again!