Good luck, Jim. I look forward to hearing you play, again :).
Some of what I've found is that for us hobbyists, even more than the playing itself, there's a thrill that comes from finding the gumption to record ourselves. With practice, no great agony awaits for the person who clicks the play button. The excitement that comes from such a little project has, in the past, served well to inspire me to either get lessons, keep practicing as much as time will allow, and play in groups that are nearby, and from them cull some players who want to tackle some quintets.
Some years ago, I had a real hoot out of recording a few of my favorite hymns. It was fun to lay down all 4 parts, and to realize, "shoot, that ain't half-bad!"
From what I've seen from noodling online on the trumpet sites for several years is the comeback crowd is generally quite supportive of each other in our attempts to become better musicians. The pros I've gotten to know have been, by in large, gracious in their friendliness, spare but apt in the criticism, & generally nice guys.
So Jim, record away. Find stuff you like, and do your dead level best to play it in such a way that other people have a decent chance of liking it too. So years ago, several of us PM'd clips/vids back and forth to each other. That was a fun thing to do. And when I had an iMac, one online buddy and I played some Arban's duets with each other. That was a gas.