Guys and gals, I don't know what the deal is, but where trumpet is concerned, lately I have almost no motivation to play or practice. I've been playing trumpet working on 24 years, but as of late, it just seems to be a chore to play. Part of this is because after all of this time, I have seemingly unbreakable bad chops habits that totally limit what I'm able to do with the horn, and when I go to a gig, the music is such that I'm almost always struggling at the end of the night, thanks to a general lack of range and endurance due to the aforementioned bad chops habits. However, on the flip side of things, I have been playing a lot of drums lately, mainly for my church's praise team. I really get a kick out of this and I have no problems getting motivated to practice drums since my learning curve is such that I'm continually learning new things and I'm constantly finding that I am now able to do things and play grooves that I wouldn't have thought possible just one year ago. Then I look at my "learning curve" for trumpet and it's totally disappointing. Chops wise, I'm way lower than I was at my best and I get frustrated because these days I just don't seem to have the time to put toward the trumpet that I need to in order to get back to where I was. With trumpet, it is such as struggle to keep my chops in order. So much so that I have thought seriously about ending my days as a trumpet player and focusing soley on working on my craft as a drummer. I still have fun at the gig though, but it is mainly due to inter-personal interaction between myself and other band members, and due to the fact that I also sing lead vocals on a number of tunes, and has very little to do with playing trumpet. Is this normal? Has anyone else ever experienced this?