Thinking about stepping away from a band I've played in for a decade. They don't play much, 1 or 2 times a month typically. They also play the same 2 venues 95% of the time. It's a blues/oldies/country band. I like all the members and everyone can play. I've got a lot going on (two working bands, finishing an online degree, full-time job & part-time job). I double booked myself today and thankfully caught it early enough to arrange a sub for the gig I'm not gonna do (which Is the blues band, the other band has a much larger, more significant, and better paying gig). Personally I hate that. I work really hard to keep things straight and professional so I'm totally mad at myself for slipping up (it is a non-event for the blues band, they've got a tiny gig and could have gone acoustic w/o bass and been fine). I think I'm just over-committed. If I look at all of the things I do to see which I can cut out, the blues band seems like the right choice. It would not only free up a weekend or two but I wouldn't have to worry about conflicting dates. I'd still be available as a sub if they needed. It's a little bittersweet but I think the time has come. Curious to hear if anyone has had similar experiences.