Remember last week when I said I’d help 14 celiacs in 14 days? Did you notice that I only made it through 7 days? Are you curious what happened?
Well…on day 8, I realized that right now the celiac that needs the most help is ME.
I’m tired. I’m burnt. I’m toast. And frankly, my blog the past month or so has sucked because of it. Put it all together and after 568 blog posts, the blogging gods are telling me to take a break.
It’s been a grind lately. Been dealing with sciatica for 3 weeks. Beyond painful. Trying to take my business to the next level. Beyond stressful. Trying to build a new business. Beyond difficult. Trying to answer the tons of Gluten Dude emails I receive. Beyond time-consuming. No time with Mrs. Dude. Beyond frustrating.
I’ve also had a falling out with someone who used to be a huge presence on this blog. Things are just weird right now and my creative juices simply stopped flowing. I found myself writing a blog post just to write a blog post. I found myself wondering if people will “like” what I write. And that so ain’t me. This site is not about getting traffic. It’s about entertaining people. It’s about calling out the media. It’s about helping my fellow celiacs. It’s about educating the masses. It’s about sharing a part of me. It’s all of those things. And I can’t do that feeling the way I currently feel. Heck…even replying to a comment can sometimes seem like a gargantuan effort. Yes…it’s time for a break.
So I’m heading on vacation next week. Seven days of fun, sun, food and Mrs. Dude should put me back in good spirits and get my juices flowing again.
Until then, please continue to use the forum. It’s up to 550 registered users and is growing nicely. I’d like to think this site can help the community even if I’m not personally involved for a short time.
Have a great week everyone. See you on the other side.