H Guys We have posted this as our weekly discussion on our Forum but would be interested to hear your views on this Do you enjoy playing less if you are a professional ? Before we kick off lets just clarify the context of professional in this post it is a person who makes their sole income from playing music. As a sport lover its nice to be able to particpate and enjoy it. The thought of being a pro sports person is an inviting one full time training, racing. But then there is the flip side you dont win you dont eat. I wonder if this stress would detract a professional from the enjoyment of racing. This prompted the same question to be asked of music everyone would love to be a professional musician, full time playing, practising, writing. Theres obviously no race to win but in musical terms would the enjoyment of being professional be dulled slightly by having to take that so and so gig or recording date? Is it more appealing to be semi-pro and be able to choose what you want to play rather than HAVING to play certain gigs to make ends meet ?