It feels really odd, selling off gear that ... well, at one point I thought was my only future. When I was young, 17-18... our family was dirt poor and I really didn't like dealing with people, so I figured an office environment was out of the question. I really believed at one point that a life in the music business was my only option. Funny just how wrong my estimates of the future were ;-)
But it has been at least 10 years since I composed an entire piece, and like 14 years since I actually finished and recorded a piece... and worse yet, probably 7 years since I touched the gear at all. Obviously it doesn't call me like it used to.
I'm freeing up the space for bookshelves, and perhaps a whiteboard for random story ideas or something. I suspect/hope/pray I'm a better writer than I ever was a musician.