I need to keep reminding some people that this thing we do is a hobby. For a lot, its more. But for the rest of us, its a HOBBY. I get to sew, embroider, paint, throw axes, cook, drink, camp and listen to a lot of "No shit!! I was there!" stories from the field.
I do this because I want to. When it stops being fun, I don't want to do it. So with that, I will Serve when I want to, not because I have to. I will paint when my hand allows. I will sit and watch the Tournaments and cheer on the Hael. I will skip an event because the house needs attention. I will learn a new skill and see what I can do with it. I will not be told what to do.
There are times when you need to step back for a few and let the dust settle. I am burnt out. And yet I have a bunch of little projects I would love to be able to sit down and finish!!! So I now declare, I will follow in the steps of my Mistress and RELAX!! She is the wisest bird I know and trust her. She has taught me to trust myself and its okay to say no.