I studied piano for a couple of years when I was very young, but after I gave that up I imagined that that ship has sailed and I will never be able to play music again. There is something about western classical music education that makes children think that the only way to be a musician is to practice one instrument 8 hours / day 7 days / week for 20 years. Either that, or nothing.
Much later I realized that music is in fact accessible to everyone - you don’t need to be a “professional” in order to play music. I started playing with various flutes, but also percussion and anything else I could get my hands on. My favourite flute is the Romanian caval.