I have a question. What opportunities exist for a 37 year-old husband and father of two who has just recently discovered his love of the violin and joy in playing it? Currently, I work as an engineer, and have always felt as though I were a stranger in a strange land working this profession which has led to a "square peg in the round hole" sort of existence for me in my 8:00-5:00 life as an engineer. Even the strict 8:00-5:00 routine is not something I fall into naturally. I get by and manage to do alright, but I certainly do not love this line of work.
However, now I have begun violin lessons and find I am deeply in love with this instrument. And, my instructor also tells me that she has been amazed by how well I have done in such a short period of time. So, it appears as though I might have a knack for it as well. Most important to me however, is that it follows my heart. So, what can I as an adult and as one who supports a family do with this desire? With sincere effort can I honestly turn this into a profession some day? My goodness, such would be a blessing the likes of which one seldom encounters in life. I am one who belives in the impossible, and have always been the eternal optimist. But, for those of you who know more of this line of work, what can I realistically expect?
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