The guitar is a pretty reliable barometer of how my life is going in general. I play a lot when I'm happy & when things aren't going to plan it tends to stay in its case and not get out much.
-The funny thing is that I've played guitar now for nigh on 25 years and have yet to get any good at it. Too late now I suppose- and I'm past any competitive, "must play better" stage. -My most enjoyable plays now are when I'm just relaxing with it - usually in front of the telly much to Mandy's annoyance.