For the past decade, if you asked me to describe myself, "musician" would have been the first word to come out of my mouth. I've played live, recorded albums, wrote my own stuff, worked in live sound and production, dabbled in DSP and built MIDI controllers. It's a huge part of who i am. But for a while now, music doesn't have the same allure it used to. I slowly stopped listening to music. I'm big on short youtube videos, but can't keep focused for a whole album. I started tinkering with my sound much more than i was actually playing. I started posting less on SSO. Couldn't write anything decent and couldn't play for more than an hour straight. The final nail in the coffin came somewhere between my last band breaking up and my new job. Now, my band has been on the brink for years now so that was always around the corner and my job, well, it's fantastic. I get paid well to think, which is awesome. I just - for lack of less dramatic phrasing - don't really know who i am anymore. Looking at myself this past year, i'd think i was the most boring person ever. Feck, i don't want to be a developer. I mean, i love working in that field, but it feels like i was so much more of a person when i could say i'm a guitarist. It's silly, it's whiny and i feel old. So, c'mon. Share your sob stories. Did any of you get bored only to find, later on, that the magic's back?