I also went through what the OP did. After 5 years, I just suddenly stopped. This was mid 90's, in Japan. Six months rolled by and still nothing made with camera, or prints in the darkroom. I just lost interest. Eight months passed. I went to an art store and bought some pencils and big sketchbook, thinking that I would go back to drawing (my first passion and what I'm formally trained in...along with printmaking). Sitting at a large desk in my darkroom, there was a binder of negatives...mostly medium format and some 4x5. I flipped through them and wouldn't you know it, the photo bug bit me...bit me real hard! With a project in mind and loaded holders, out the door I went. There was a slight relapse when I moved back to Canada 20 years ago, but it's been pretty much go, go, go.