Wednesday 29 May 2019

More milestones :-)

No photos, but I'm quite excited by a few recent developments.

As of Tuesday of last week, I'm playing the violin again :-)  I'd been doing physio exercises to strengthen my back so I'll be strong enough to play it, and I decided the time had come.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but it went reasonably well.  Since then I've done at least 10 minutes practise every weekday, working away at Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring.  It's going well and I've ordered some more sheet music from the library to be going on with :-)

Also, on Friday and Sunday I rode my bike to places I needed to get to, as opposed to just riding it for exercise.  On Friday I rode to the GP for a blood pressure check (it's been a bit high and they want to check it weekly for the next wee while to keep an eye on it) and on Sunday I rode to church.  Both are about 1.5km from home (if that), so it wasn't a huge ride, but neat to be using a bike for transport again :-)

When I started seeing the physio earlier this year, he wanted to know what my goals were in seeing him.  Eventually I came up with being able to:
  • go tramping;
  • use my bike for transport;
  • play the violin.
I'm not at the level I hope to get to with any of those, but I'm delighted to see I'm starting to do all three :-)


  1. Good for you for taking up the violin. I did one time also as I've always wanted to play but had to give it up due to busyness and just never got back to it. I discovered that you do need strong core muscles to play and that surprised me. Enjoy.

    1. Thank you! I played from when I was 9 till when I got sick at 26 - mostly at church and in community orchestras after I finished school - so it's been a huge part of my life. It's pretty emotional to be playing again :-)

  2. Love this post! Yay for staring good things!