Like a lot of musicians (especially in NYS) this year has been trying. For all practical purposes, gigs were a thing of the past by March. I was sent home for what would end up being 9 weeks from work (paid, so no complaints there). I spent that time practicing, working on demos, and writing. It wasn't uncommon for me to spend 3-4 hours in my practice room. I was on my game. Then eventually the online collaborations winded down, NYS went through it's several phases of reopening, I returned to work, summer arrived......and gigs are still for all practical purposes, a thing of the past. Sure there are some acoustic dudes on patios and such. But the clubs are dark, the festivals are canceled, and in NYS the laws are actually getting more restrictive for allowing live music. I don't see how the clubs will make it through all of this. With little prospect of playing live music, and tiring of collaborating digitally - musical depression started to set in. Motivation began drying up. Then my wife and I both got Covid. Now it's been about a month since I've picked up an instrument. The only time in life I've taken a break that long was due to injury/surgery. Guess I'm one of those people that that just really need other humans in the room with me to care about playing music again. That and the idea of getting out and playing. In the pre-covid music scene, I had more offers to play with people than I would of ever had time to entertain. Now I'm just a dude with a bunch of nice gear collecting dust, and little motivation to knock any of it off the top. End Rant I guess.