I haven't been able to spend significant time on the street for the last many, many months as I've been dealing with the aggressive onset of a couple of forms of inflammatory / autoimmune arthritis that started showing their head about a year ago. It's literally been in a pain in the butt and most other major joints as well. But, the doctors are getting on top of things and I'm moving around better these days. In fact, I have a couple of recent street shots I'll pop into a separate thread.
ps, not that it matters, but this shot is looking east into the morning...
I feel for you, Jennifer. It's hell when your body lets you down and keeps you from what you want to do.
Like you, I have my own infirmities - heart, in my case, and now bereavement and lack of clients on top of it. The personal loss saps my energy to face a lonely exploration of Europe by car; the client loss prevents my hiring and working with great kids and making images I loved doing.
I tried the free substitutes too; music, boats, and sorry, it doesn't cut it for me much at all. I can't shake the knowledge that they are all, well, just substitutes for the real deal.
I hope your problem gets resolved and you find the strength to return on all engines.