The thrill is gone

My one lifelong love, music, sweet music, no longer gives me any pleasure. I don't know what happened. I don't want to listen to it anymore, I don't enjoy playing guitar like I used to. I have had many hobbies and interests come and go, but music has been my main passion for decades. And now it is fading. I find this terrifying.

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It’s ok

Aug 6, 2020 at 2:43pm

I feel the same about my lifelong hobby. My hobby has been my identity and escape and passion and my weeks revolve around it. But 2020 has been disorienting and I’ve lost my footing on many aspects of my life. I don’t do my activity as much as I am in another headspace. It’s totally ok if your music doesn’t feel the same this year. Nothing does. I feel like I’ve turned into a different person this year, from adjusting to so many new realities. I’ve discovered new joys which give me temporary reprieve from all the corona stress. My hobby has been temporarily put on the back burner. I’ll resume it when I feel it again in my heart. Your music playing will never go away; it’s always there inside you.

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Anonymous

Aug 6, 2020 at 4:21pm

highs and lows
come and go
one day you'll hear something new that hits hard
or something old that hits hard that you'd forgotten
BAM

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Yur knotaloan

Aug 6, 2020 at 4:54pm

Put down the bottle and it will slowly come back. Keyword: slowly

All the best.

It’ll come back

Aug 6, 2020 at 5:02pm

Your mind may just need some silence right now.

I’m a big music lover too, but periodically go through dry spells during periods of depression.

Also to consider: certain albums can be triggering because they remind us of past people and wounds. I’ve struggled with this recently. Wondering whether your brain is building a sound shield for protection?

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Anonymous

Aug 6, 2020 at 5:06pm

I stopped for 5-6 years but am better than ever now.
In the meantime I had learned to dj and also make my own beer. Now it's just guitar and it's helping me through sobriety.

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In my fifties

Aug 6, 2020 at 6:07pm

It happened to me too. It is sad and it’s happened to a few people I know too.

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Listen Keith

Aug 6, 2020 at 6:08pm

What's his face does most of the heavy lipping. You just get to hang back and strum a few power chords. What's the problem?

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Me too

Aug 6, 2020 at 7:55pm

I lost it about 3 years ago but I’m hoping it returns soon.

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Anonymous

Aug 6, 2020 at 10:14pm

Yur knotaloan
Aug 6, 2020 at 4:54pm

What is it with people who have had problems with alcohol or know someone close to them that were alcoholics assume everyone has problems with alcohol? How limited in knowledge are you people? How do you know it's low level depression, low testosterone or even diabetes? Changes in blood sugar does wild things to a persons mental well-being. It could be any number of things.

OP, seeing a doctor is an option, don't listen to kooks that can't be objective.

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Anonymous

Aug 7, 2020 at 8:27am

You still listen to music? That will do nicely.

Stop worrying if you get fed up with anything its natural and if you return later you will be refreshed...the key here is relaxation in the face of possible panic.

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