I do not play well enough to be considered a professional by any means, nor am I inexperienced enough to be considered a beginner. This state may last for some time, as I do not have the self-discipline to change it by practicing every day. But when I play, I love it, and that in itself gives me the motivation to continue with my learning. I salute the masters and find joy in listening as well as playing. Violinists everywhere, I consider you friends.