For the longest time, I had a dream that I would be world-famous as a bassist. I just knew my talents would take me somewhere big. I pursued it for a while, but then life happened. I got married, had kids, started a company… etc, & those aspirations began to fade. And I don’t say that with regret. The more I investigated/experienced what a professional musician’s life looks like, the less appealing it became to me. These days, I play when I want to because I want to. In fact, I find myself saying ‘no’ to offers more and more. It’s not about ego, money, fame or even silly YouTube clicks. Bass has become less of a goal and more of a therapy for me. I mainly play for me. I don’t need the attention I used to seek. Then again… I have a friend who retired to Nashville and does quite a bit of session work… maybe in the next 20 or 30 years that could be me. Hmmm… Curious… anyone here in it to win it? Trying to make it big on 4 strings? Or are content where you are?