There are three(3) Phases in a drummer's life, which I am familiar with and they are:
Angry/Mad Phase: No gigs, forgot the sticks at home, bad drum pedals, no pay, sitting on a chair instead of a throne, your girl cheating on you with the bass player, being broke, no call backs.
Hope/Faith Phase: With love, passion, commitment, consistency, hard work, we pray and hope for a better tomorrow.
Happiness Phase: Gigs, more Gigs, a new drum kit. Travelling around the world doing what you love the most. Love and support from family and friends.