Thanks for your reply. It seems like you know exactly what I'm talking about. I've caught myself wondering if I should take a break from MA for a while and venture into something different. It kinda sounds like that was something you did. My sensei and sempai keep telling me to "just keep coming to the dojo", but right now that feels counter-productive. I don't doubt that I'll go back to aikido at some point, I was just wondering what other people did in the meantime.