I hadn't officiated many games since the end of May. I worked a few youth tournaments but otherwise had disappeared off the officiating map. A part of it was I had been busy and booked with some things.
The other thing was a little more personal. I am dealing with some family things and something had to be sacrificed. At the moment, I've chosen to sacrifice basketball officiating. While I greatly enjoy being on the court, I just cannot commit to working any games.
However, thanks for a few of the basketball leagues I play in, I got a chance to officiate. I worked two wednesday ago, last night and will work again this Friday night. It was good to get on the court even if it was on a volunteer basis.
Of course, this leads to yet another issue I have to make a decision on. Will I officiate during the upcoming high school basketball season? I took a leave for the 2011-2012 season for a different reason but returned last season. I personally hate to take another leave but circumstances may force me to make that choice. I am not 100% what I am going to do at the moment but will decide in the next month or so.
There is an upside. I won't be completely giving up officiating. I stopped officiating youth basketball toward the end of May to deal with my family things. However, things have settled where I can squeeze in a few games if I wanted to when the next youth season rolls around. In fact, I may squeeze in some youth volleyball as well.
I am fortunate to have options and for that I am thankful. I'll continue to blog on any interesting things that come up though.
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