The other day we had this text exchange:
I don't want to call it quitting, although that's technically what it is. I'm bad at quitting things. I never want to give up, but I think I'm at the point where I'm ready to give up here. I have too much happening in my life right now to sit down and write. I'm getting 170 essays on Tuesday (not to mention the hundreds of essays I've already graded this year), it's weekend after weekend of extracurricular tournaments, and I'm traveling a lot to see family.
If you're someone I've communicated with on a regular basis, and you want to stay in touch, I'd love that. I've met so many fantastic people through this blog, and I want to continue to know you. You can email me (email@example.com) for my social media (Facebook/Twitter) information, as I post teaching commentary on there.
I love to write and I love to amuse and I love my kids, so while I'm not making any promises to come back in the future, I'm not ruling anything out. There are a million things I want to say in this post, but it keep my from blubbering and getting emotional, let's leave it at this: