At some point in early December, I realized I was done with Raging Storm. I announced my retirement from the slo-pitch team I had played with the past few years and prepared to fill the void with other physical activities.
I love playing ball, but a little voice inside my head was telling me to move on. The Raging Storm chapter of my life needed to be closed before it grew stale. Now in my thirties, it was becoming harder and harder to relate to my much younger team mates and with two kids and lots of work to do, a competitive league didn't seem to fit into my routine. I sent Andge my "I quit" email and didn't look back.
Last week, Marc sent me an email asking me to reconsider my retirement. My spot hadn't been filled and it wasn't too late to register. At this point I decided to un-retire and return to Raging Storm with a new mentality. This year, I'm going to play to have fun. If I boot a ball at shortstop, I'm not going to care. If I fly out leaving the bases loaded, who gives a rat's ass. They don't pay me enough to do anything but enjoy and that's exactly what I'm going to do. Nothing more, nothing less.
I'll be maintaining the official Raging Storm page so drop by for an update if you're curious. As it turns out, I really suck at retiring.