Two decades of being a musician and almost a decade of being a parent has taught me astonishing things. One valuable lesson is that momentum and desire wax and wane. And most importantly, I’ve come to embrace that fact. Songs half written may never be performed. Late night gallery hops and hanging with friends are replaced with bed time stories, cuddles with kiddos, and watching the back of your eyelids (or binge-watching GOT/OITNB/TWD).
In addition to waxing and waning, one important thing to note is that momentum and desire also change their sails. The desire to land that next gig is replaced with the desire to change course and help your daughter remember to practice piano. The momentum you had to potty train your toddler in three days (does that really happen anyway?) took a sharp 180 degree turn due south when picked up your guitar (or pen, or camera, etc) and started working on that new riff.
All this to say, the wax and wane has brought me back to posting here, and I’m running with it. As long as the wind will carry me.