Hi, I started playing bass at 13, took lessons and studied in jazz band and played with a choir, multiple bands. After graduating high school, I turned down an offer to go to Berkelee School of Music. Feeling depleted, I sold off my gear and just focused in acoustic guitar as a hobby. I admit, it hurt that I didn’t go to music school, still hurts a bit even today. Since then, I’ve tried jazz guitars, classical guitar, Banjo, mandolins. But I purchased a bass again two years ago and started playing, now I have a nice Sandberg fretless bass. I keep a Martin around as well. i’m now 50 and not sure if I’m really going to be playing out again. I do wonder how much of an investment I should make on the bass and focus on it to do all the things I never got to (sight reading, deeper into jazz). I’m nervous about the time commitment and where it might lead… and frankly if this will heal or just open old wounds. And if I do, where to start again beyond noodling? And I admit that watching all the bass video on Instagram and TikTok is intimidating. At 18, I thought I was good. Now, jeez…… I also need some more gear and not sure where to start. thanks!