The joy of actually making progress
I did an hour on the accordion and an hour on the cello today. Not bad, considering I worked a very long day at a demanding job as well. I am getting a lot of positive reinforcement from listening to myself play on the instruments. I am sounding much better on both of them. A decent period of consistent practice has worked wonders. If I can keep it up, by Christmas I should be able to play Christmas songs with ease and flexibility. That was my goal all along. I have cut way back on my video game time, and that has freed up a lot of time for productive practice time. And instead of cursing little angry kids online in the evenings, I am indulging in the much more relaxing hobby of making beautiful music.