I am wondering if there are any others out there like me. Sort of, would-be professional violinists who sadly discovered their love of the instrument, after a point where it would have been feasible to study violin through a college, and/or intensely with a private instructor. I've always loved to play my instrument, but I guess I only fell "in-love" with it when I was around 22. After I'd already graduated college, after I'd already taken a load of student loans, after I'd already taken a full-time job as well as a second part-time job to pay them off. Could I go back in time, I would in a heartbeat. But that not-being-the-case I do as much as I can with a wonderfully understanding instructor, and manage about an hour of practice a weekday, 2-3 on weekend-days... but I can't shake that constant, nagging feeling of "not-enough-time, not-enough-time," and I wonder, sometimes, if it is actually hindering my focus a bit. Could be a long shot, but does anyone else deal with this sort of thing? Have you found any effective ways to manage your time to the utmost efficiency? If so, please share with me; I will be most appreciative.
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