The blog post was not a commitment to anyone, except myself. Yes, people might have expectations, based on the regularity of its arrival. But I did not owe it to anyone to show up in their Inboxes. I was not being irresponsible by taking a break. It would be irresponsible to neglect self-care.
I took a break from the other (West Adventures) blog post, too (Ron’s Best West blog). And I scaled back my rent 2 own marketing while I dealt with the three deals to which I was already committed.
I survived August. Houseboat and Adventure travel seasons are gradually coming to an end. The blog post is back.
And I’m probably in better shape than I would have been if I hadn’t relieved the pressure somewhat.
Sometimes you just have to take a step back, look at your life from all directions, and do what’s best for yourself, despite your desire to live up to others’ expectations. In the long run, you’ll do a better job meeting their expectations, as well.
At least, that’s how I see it . . .