I've decided to quit my Thursday Night Ladies League.
Wasn't an easy decision. I spent a few weeks debating about it, then after the last few Thursday nights, it became clearer I need to move on.
Our team will still be together for BCA State and ACS Nationals, tho!! But when the new session starts in April or May, I wont be joining them.
I told my teammates on Thursday night. Even THAT was tough. But each one hugged me and said they understood, and they could tell it wasn't an easy decision.
I have won BCA Nationals with a Women's Team and BCA State with a Women's Team, and my team on Thursdays has won league playoffs twice and we have been the top team in the standings for the last three seasons.
As one of my teammates told me last night after I confided I was taking a break: "It's time to focus on your individual goals."
Yep, it is.
As tough as it is for me to depart, I need to focus on ME. I want to step away from the SMOKE and the drinking and the drama and selfishness and the disagreements and the lack of team spirit I see at times. What used to be fun is no longer the case.
So, time to surround myself with activities and people that will help me, not agitate me.
My boyfriend keeps reminding me I need to challenge myself more and in order to do that, I need to work on ME first, then put myself in tougher situations in pool.
So, although it wasn't an easy decision, I'm already looking forward to one less night of league each week! More time for moi! More time to work on me.... my game..... and my life!