I’m 40 with 4 kids and a law practice. I’ve decided bass is a lifelong passion I will pursue in my spare time even if I’m not that great at it or if I never join a band. I love it. I have a bad habit of trying to ingest everything at once, then I get overwhelmed, and then I go look up an easy song, read tabs, and make myself feel better for a little while, or I GAS for gear. That’s why I make “blind” listening to songs I like my focus: I’m using what little I know in a practical way that I enjoy, and so my application is rooted in actually making music versus thinking/talking about it. I’m signed up for Scott’s Bass Lessons, and though I don’t sign in everyday, he’s a great reference for watching (again and again) things that are tripping me up.