Now I'm not saying that your friends are useless, or that they're not necessary for a musician's vocation. This post is just a little reminder that you being able to get five of your friends to listen to your music is the least amount of effort you can put into expanding your career (I'm sure you don't need that reminder)
The two most important things I schedule - the stuff I'm never supposed to move? ME TIME and SLEEP TIME.
You still have time. You’re not too old, you haven’t spent your final chance. I personally don't think you have to be sad to write a sad song though. It is true that in the hardest times of our lives we come up with some of the best stuff to write.