Not that I've never taken my playing serious, just not as serious as I am now. It feels good. The point where everything else sort of just becomes a distraction. You stop sitting around smoking weed ALL day with jam buddies talking and dreaming about being the best musician you can be and start actually doing it while the other guys are still doing the same thing. It sort of hits you like a slap in the face and someone yelling "DUH!" lol. Can any of you remember a time when you decided to truly get serious and how it felt?