Lately, it has been all about refereeing to me.
First it was how can I get started. I study up for the USA Hockey test and get my certification. Then it was how soon can I get started. Games are starting to come out and I have at least one game per week so far. I would have had more if I could have reffed on Saturday this week. Unfortunately I have hockey to play on Saturday and I am not available. For as much as I want to ref, I can’t push playing hockey off. I can ref for the next 10-20 years. I won’t be playing hockey for that long. At least I don’t think I will be playing.
Some people have told me that refereeing is like the shiny new toy. It wears off on you quickly. Well, here I am really enjoying it because it is new. Then I wonder if it will fade out too quickly. Will I get burned out on reffing? I guess time will tell.
I am not going to let the fear of burning out stop me from getting as many games as I can. The more games I do, the better I will be in the end.