Seriously considering selling my gear and dropping this whole recording thing... I never have any intentions on doing it full time and it's getting ridiculous trying to manage my time between working full time, recording part time and trying to balance the rest of a normal life (girlfriend, landlord responsibilities, random errands, personal time, etc.) I am usually recording 4 or 5 nights a week after working my regular job and I seriously dread coming home to track bands. I am not into the music, hate dealing with sloppy players and could never imagine doing it as a day job... I'm really just not getting much enjoyment out of it. I've got a 5 song EP I'm working on now which is taking forever because we only get to record 2-3 hours a night 5 days a week since I have other obligations, and after that I'm supposed to start 2 full lengths back to back. It honestly makes me sick to my stomach thinking about having to track full lengths with these bands in my spare time because of how unreasonably long it's going to take to get it done with such limited time to record. I do enjoy recording a song or 2 here and there with different bands because it's quick and the excitement level stays high while you're working. Even if I did this full time, a 5 song EP wouldn't be that bad because it wouldn't take 2 months to complete. But I don't want to ever rely on other people's talent for my income and be forced to work through shitty projects that are even less fun than my day job so I dunno... I'm going back to school in September as well so my time is going to be even more valuable. Anyone ever feel like this? I pretty much have lost all interest in recording music completely, no gear lust, no excitement in trying to improve a mix, nothing, just sick of it. I'm tempted to sell everything, pay off some debts with the gear money, concentrate on school and just take the weight off of my shoulders by eliminating that responsibility I have to schedule sessions with these bands when I feel like I don't have any time to do fucking groceries or laundry as it is. I dunno, bah. I would probably keep a minimal setup to be able to do stuff for fun with friends here and there or if I ever got back into it so I had a starting point gear wise, but right now this shit is just not doing anything for me at all other than stressing me the fuck out. Pretty sure I want to sell my house too and get out of the fucking landlord business, move back in with the parents while I go to school and have a fresh start at everything because right now everything is a fucking mess. I don't even like LISTENING to music anymore like I used to. Just think this stage of my life is played out, time to concentrate on some other hobbies.