Yeah it makes myself sad that I have slowed down too. Stupid life shit got in the way which is meaningless now, either that or anxiety/depression problems and bad writers block (or just being highly critical of myself). I plan on getting a good recording set up and writing/recording more soon. Thanks for the kind words, it really does encourage me to keep going. Another friend of mine said I had a knack for melody too, I appreciate that.
It's too bad we live in 2 completely opposite sides of the country because it'd be really cool to collaborate with you, especially considering we talk about music and ideas all the time on here. Maybe we could send some ideas back and forth sometime this year and maybe make some kind of collaboration to get started. I did that with some other babbler a long long time ago and it came out okay.
But yeah definitely in the same boat. Hard to find motivation, creativity, inspiration etc or even just time to knock out some songs and spend time on it. I guess getting older doesn't help either, but this year I've made a goal to myself to write and record some songs at least.