I was driving to a rehearsal in Manhattan yesterday to meet an accordianist who'll be playing with the singer I started working with a few months ago. I was going to some other person's apartment who'd i'd only met once before, and while driving my thoughts went to another friend of mine. I realized that this simple rehearsal I was going to would be a HUGE ontaking for him. Not knowing the people, the neighborhood, having to travel about an hour away from home, etc. No big deal to me, not a big deal to most (I imagine). I started to think of others I know like him. I think way too much in the car cuz my stereo sucks. I know lots of people who go to work, go home, maybe go to the gym, go to 3 or 4 of their favorite restaurants, hit a wedding or party a couple of times a year, and seem content. I on the other hand play in an average of 4 different bands a year, go to 100 different restaurants and try to expand on that, drive all over for gigs, constantly meet new people, try new things all the time.... i feel i'm out there in the world. active. experiencing new things. i like it like that and i'm grateful that my life allows me the freedom to do all i want. there are those too that do lots more than me, as travel the world, live in different countries, etc. i feel i'm kind of middle of the road with the desire to do more. curious where others stand. how diverse is your life?