This applies (mostly) to the older bassist here as you will have to be in order get where I am now. Although I wouldn't mind hearing feedback on similar situations. Hi, my name is Matt and I used to play the bass. (group responds: HI MATT!) You see, I am in a bit of a hiatus that has turned into a five year stint, and I am hoping that it does not turn into a regret. As much as I love making music in a band, right now, I equally love the time I have to myself. This all comes from me passing on a recent offer to play in a well known local band. After adding the pros and cons I decided that the band and mostly the bands schedule was not for me, so I don't have a regret there, but now I have the question, What now? Let me explain how I got here. At the time I was in my last band that ran about six or seven years I was working a full time-plus job of about a 50-55 hour work week. With the band we rehearsed once a week and played at lest two nights per week, in the summer it was usually three nights and sometimes four. Playing in that band was a great time for me and I would not trade any of it for anything but with a schedule like that you will miss out on other things. So when that band broke up like most bands do I decided I would take a little time for myself. Instead of playing in a club I would go see some bands play, instead of playing at someone's Christmas party, New Years Eve I would go to one of my own. You get the idea. So after some time I started getting back into it. I got into a couple of bands and either the project never got off the ground or I backed out because It turn out not to be what I wanted. But now it has been more than five years and I have like zero motivation to get up off my arse and get back into what I once loved to do. So....for those of you who have been or maybe are there. How long was\is your hiatus? Did you make it back?