Hey folks, My band broke up today. It's been my life for the past 5 years. The writing's been on the wall for six months, and three months ago we stopped booking new shows & rehearsing together. All that was left to do was announce it to our fans, which I did a few hours ago. I'm taking a few weeks off to get settled and then I'm going to look for something new. How do you find the motivation to pick yourself up and start all over again? Although I truly believe and know in my heart that this was for the best, it just feels like I'm coming out of a five-year relationship, times two (we were a trio). Maybe I'll take a vacation or something, not even bring a bass with me, just find myself again. I had come to identify myself as the bassist of this band and I'm feeling like I don't know who I am right now. You guys been there? Not looking for sympathy... I'm doing fine, and this is for the best. But, I would like to hear your stories about finding the courage & motivation to pick yourself up and start over. Thanks!