This is probably long overdue, but I’ll feel much better getting it out in the open so it’s “official.” I’ve bitten off quite a bit this school year, including a new job, starting a doctoral program, and teaching a college course. Add into that the modestly successful podcast I work on with Melinda Miller, a soon-to-be 4-year-old and a daughter who just turned one and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
So something has to give.
After much reflection, for me it’s going to be the Universe. I’m not saying I will never pick up here again or post on occasion when I have something to write about – I’m sure I will – but finding time to craft any sort of meaningful, high-quality posts has proven to be exceedingly difficult given the papers I’m writing for grad school and the capstone class I’m teaching for teachers-to-be.
My prioritized list of commitments looks something like this:
- Being a good husband and father by making time for my family FIRST.
- Earning money to support my family by performing well at my day job.
- Passing my grad school classes.
- Teaching my undergrad class.
- Continuing to build the audience around our Practical Principals podcast.
Were it not for this blog, I would likely have missed out on the chance to meet (virtually, anyway…) some incredible people with whom I continue to interact via other means. So if you’re looking for me online these days, try here:
I just felt the need to make it official because I have felt this “weight” hanging over me; this feeling that I’m “slacking” by not keeping the Universe up-to-date.
Remember – this isn’t “good-bye,” it’s “see ya ’round.” I’m officially going on a blogging sabbatical.