Overcoming Regret: My Journey to Resume Playing Violin Part III - Come Back Recital
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of regret is to feel sad or sorry about something that you did or did not do. In high school, I quit the violin. This blog series is about my journey to resume playing. To read the entire series, please visit www.melaniebates.net/blog.
On December 16, 2020, after a 15+ year hiatus, I performed in my first recital since returning to the violin. Given the pandemic, the performances were prerecorded and displayed virtually via Zoom. I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from my family and friends. My heart was filled with gratitude. This experience has propelled me to continue my journey as a musician with more confidence and focus. You can watch my performance below beginning at 16 minutes and 30 seconds.
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Melanie Elizabeth Bates is an attorney and consultant based in Washington, D.C. The views expressed here are her own.