A lot of people ask me if I miss playing pool.
I am still around pool, but I do not miss playing.
I even went to BCAPL Nationals in Vegas in July and visited a few friends the first day I got there (Friday). I was apprehensive at first trying to locate them at their tables, thinking I might get the pool bug and the tug of wishing I had signed up and was playing.
I felt nothing.
Not even one smidgen of myself was envious or had feelings of regret that I didn't play. It was actually really weird.
Sometimes when I spar with a friend and play good I think about maybe going to State, but then by the time I even get back in my car the feeling goes away.
However, I thought it was REAL weird last month when the feeling of playing overcame me.
I happened to catch my scotch doubles partner from the last 2 years play in a match during the Omega tournament when I was walking around taking photos. I watched him play a rack and for the first time, the desire to play tugged at my heart.
That was such a weird feeling... first time I felt such an urge to play.
I'm still not playing, tho, lol.