Originally Posted by IDDrummer
I've made a big decision.
I'm stepping away from the gigging scene after more than 30 years. I'm not loving it any more, it's a big distraction from what I need to be doing right now, the money isn't worth it, I wake up early these days no matter how late I'm up, and the body just doesn't adjust the way it used to.
I'm not sure yet how this is going to fit into my life, because I've self-identified as a drummer for my whole adult life (no matter how I made my living). It's sad, but I need to move on. I feel stuck in an endless loop.
For all things there is a season, as they say. It can be very tough, when it's been such a big part of one's life, but when the love is gone ... well, there isn't much point. That doesn't make it easy, and I agree that it's sad.
You'll always be a drummer, though, surely?