My goal now is to work through this book, steadily improve to the point where I can play the cello competently. I really want to be able to play the cello well enough so that I am not embarrassed by my technique. I know that I will improve over time, and that I tend to be pretty hard on myself, but it is just because I really, really, really want to play the cello well.
Happy celloing...I am so pleased with my performance!!