I have increasigly less and less free time. I have a new job that I love but am still getting used to which taking up quite a bit of time. I have a new part-time business opening that keeps getting pushed back and back (should now be opening around August 1st.) I'm looking at getting engaged (also kept getting pushed back because of my girlfriend's health and job issues that just are starting to get resolved) and we have been looking at lots to build on. All of this has been pretty stressful and very time consuming. I don't see an end near in sight to be honest. We'll also have all the usual wedding arrangements to make post-engagement. I just sold off my bigger Schroeder/EA rig that I was absolutely enamored with and am trading down to a mid-size combo. I barely have time to casually play by myself, do some serious practicing, or pack everything up to go play with others even for fun. Sometimes just taking the basses out of their cases and carrying them into the music room to plug in seems to be too much work. I guess my priorities and responsibilities are different now. When I sold the rig, the thought did cross my mind to put it all up for sale and get a more modest set up... I've had this thought before and it always made me shudder. This time it didn't. I even considered not even doing that and being bassless. Now I don't need or want to be convinced to go in one direction or the other... I'm more just stating that I'm not really sure where I'm heading right now and was wondering if any of you guys have been there and done that and what came of it. I love music very much and especially love bass as I have for a long time. If I gave it up I'm pretty sure it would be a temporary sabatical that I could always and eventually would return to... A small part of me is sad even thinking about this. Then another part of me really isn't. Thoughts?