It’s been about a year since I put music on the backburner of my life. I would say I was burned out creatively, even though it was nowhere near a full-time gig or anything. The only music I played was practicing for my sister’s wedding this past Spring (2 Spanish guitar pieces which was a, knowing that after that I would put it down almost completely for an indefinite amount of time.
That said, even in the last 6 months I would sometimes find the inspiration to write down some lyrics or work out a melody in my head. Not often, but it wasn’t like I cut music out of my life completely. (I don’t think I could even if I really tried.)