Take heart, Bunkie, and read about these folks similarly situated--fought the mid-years blahs by getting with like-minded others, burnished their chops and found a neighborhood tavern or the corner of a farmer's market, and let it rip: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/24/yo...den-years.html
NOTE: I'm a bit jokey but these are convos and stories about folks just like you. YOU CAN DO IT.