Second fiddle for life: A recipe for happiness

I recently joined a community orchestra and chose to play the second violin. The reason was that I had abandoned playing the violin for years and had only gotten back to it during the pandemic.

I was not sure I was good enough to pull it off. The second violin position would be easy and less stressful, I thought to myself.

It was not easy, but somehow, it was less stressful. I hid in the back and played second fiddle quietly.

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Natasha Tynes

Writer. Journalist. Words in @washingtonpost , @ElleUK , @esquire . I write about: ✍🏼 Writing 📲 Creator economy 🌍 Mideast