After we moved to Hood River and I joined the community orchestra, I started practicing my violin every day. My goal was to reach 100 days, and I did so pretty easily. I then started and completed another 100 days and then another....then I was determined to go an entire year and hit that goal in September. Not really having any good reason to stop, I continued and on Jan 23, I hit 500 days of playing my violin every day!
January 23rd is also the day we flew out to Salt Lake City and I did NOT take my violin! I think it was a well-deserved break. Now that I'm home, I'm back at it. I think the habit of practicing every day is there, and I won't get bent out of shape if I can't practice due to travel.
I usually practice in my bedroom and the other day the sun was shining and creating some pretty cool shadows on the closet doors.
In order to practice more efficiently and successfully, I got myself some new folders and a practice journal. All the bright colors make me happy.