fear no art
If your child has a desire to play music or is artistic in any way, encourage them. If your friend from work has a weekend gig and invites you, just go.
I tend to live not on the edge, which would sound so much more enticing, but in the heat of my own want. There I am choked by desire and summoned by guilt.
I believe that with consistency I will only get better, my ideas more creative, my vision sharper, and my ability to connect all the more real.