I just realized that my life nowadays is about a longer line than it used to be.
When I was in conservatory it mattered to have a routine every day, to study my scales and etudes as well as I could. Today I have to do what s necessary that day, or that period. And I sometimes forget that I am quite good at playing the saxophone already. It's not about scales and etudes anymore, at least, not all the time. What a relief!