If you think you are too old to learn a new skill, think again. One woman decided to teach herself to play the violin and the results are beautiful.
A woman from Norway, 24-year-old Therese Trollbu, who goes by the name "Violin Noobie" posted edited clips spanning two years while she learned to play the violin.
Along with the video she posted the following message:
"I'm a 24 year old adult beginner from Norway, and I wanted to see if it was possible to learn to play the violin as an adult. This is the first instrument I learned to play."
"This video is a collection of all the videos I recorded since I first started to play the violin. From week 1 until today. I didn't think I could get this far in the short amount of time I've played."
"I didn't really expect anything when i started. I just wanted to try and see how far i'll get. I'm mostly self-taught. I had a teacher last year but only had a total of 8 lessons."
"Hoping to find a new teacher soon. I hope you like this video. UPDATE: I got a teacher after 2 years and 5 months. I have one lesson every week."
Adult beginner violinist - 2 years progress video www.youtube.com
With the new year just around the corner, many are wondering if now is the time to start that long forgotten hobby, take up a new trade, or go back to school. Trollbu, with her newly acquired talent, seems to be telling us, "Yes!"
Her video has received almost 10 million views. People are inspired.
Trollbu posted the original video in 2015. She is still playing and now composes her own music. Check out below how much she has progressed.
Deep Waters - NUBI (Violin Original Song) youtu.be
It's never too late to learn something new!