The shiny new toy

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.