So it looks like I'm going to have a forced hiatus from playing live for a while (6 months or more...). It's certainly against my wishes and completely out of my control. I'm not going to get into it on a public forum but it is what it is.

It really sucks but I'm thinking I'm going use the time to really move my playing/musicianship forward:

1. Learn some theory
2. Focus on playing over changes
3. Work on consistent bending on different scale length guitars (I'm having issues with this at the moment, lost a bit of confidence)
4. Play more acoustic
5. Maybe do some writing
6. Spend some quality time with the Mark V / G-System and really get my tones nailed

How about you guy, any more suggestions? Has anyone had similar experiences? What were the outcomes? Did you stay motivated on the "time off"?