Re: aikido crisis. :(
Often did in the early days, but after an unintentional 3 month break (too tired to go tonight, I`ll go next time) I started forcing myself to go because I could see what I wanted to learn. After 12 years, I`m still going and now feel down if I don`t go. To perserve in Aikido requires a special mind set, not everyone has it. Cookies are good but ultimately only you can figure it out.
best of luck