I quit my band a couple of weeks ago.
I didn't want to do it, but it had gotten to the point where every time we scheduled a practice, someone canceled at the absolute last minute. I was constantly pissed off that my time was being wasted because there was always something fun I'd had to cancel to leave the time open for practice and it was always too late to join in the fun thing by the time I found out there was no practice after all.
So I saw the writing on the wall and decided that the aggravation was not worth it.
I've decided that I'm going to take a break from singing for a little while. It will give me the opportunity to spend more time with my husband, do more writing, get things done around the house and hang out with my friends, some of whom are probably starting to forget that I exist.
I love to sing and perform, but I'm thinking that a better tack might be to channel my comfort in front of an audience into more speaking engagements. I may even join Toastmasters because my biggest flaw as a speaker is that I'm not very organized and tend to wing it too much.
I'm sure I'll eventually join another band, but it'll be nice to focus on other things for a while. In the meantime, who's up for some karaoke? (Not really.)