For the better part of my time as a musician I have been a believer in that there is no time off. In the traditional sense. My best friend works in insurance. He gets x-amount of vacation days. I don’t. Yeah, I’ll take a break, but I usually start itching to play again within 48 hours of not playing. The longest time I’ve gone without playing guitar that I can remember, in recent times, is four or five days. That was a year ago right around this time of year. I came down with a bad case of mono and had to come home. I went to the ER and then went home with whatever I had with me that morning. I didn’t go back to my apartment for my guitar(s).
Prior to that, the longest would have been eight days tops. I brought my guitar - and still do bring it with me - nearly everywhere I go.
Today is Christmas Eve and my family hosts a party every year. I’m excited for it, as always. But I just snuck up to my room to write a bit before I’m summoned downstairs by my friends and family for the festivities. I actually started on something really solid that I’m excited to go back to tomorrow night or later tonight if the chance arises.
Anyway. Time off isn’t really a thing in my book.
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