Since my son was born I have been on a new path.
In the mornings when the 4am feeding is over and before my wife gets up I find time to practice, and one night a week I go out to sing.
The practice time is going towards lap steel and dobro. I started learning steel during paternity leave. The pinky on my fretting hand is giving me a lot of pain, so I can’t play normal guitar without making the pain worse, and since steel doesn’t involve fretting it doesn’t need the pinky at all.
The singing is Sacred Harp. It’s a deep well.
Eventually I’ll have time again for gigging, music blogging, and recording. By then I’ll have a new instrument under my belt and probably won’t play much regular guitar. But in the meantime – hibernation.