Re: How to Leave a Dojo?
That's pretty close to the truth, Janet. I feel very embarrassed and have a lot of negative feelings about my situation. Perhaps the stress of it has me not thinking straight. I do feel very accepted by the dojo community, but I'm also a little intimidated by my sensei. I have all the respect in the world for him, but I also can't imagine talking to him about my economic issues, even without going into specifics. It's starting to look like I've got some major hang ups I need to deal with, but I don't really know where to start.
I'm also fretting about upcoming seminars and testing fees. It gets hard when my fellow students ask why I haven't signed up for a seminar.