I have started and stopped this post approximately 3,042 times in the past three days. Say it? Don’t say it. Say it? Don’t say it.
It’s all a little exhausting.
But it’s time to spit out what I’ve been somewhat loathe to actually put on the page. It’s time, for a whole variety of reasons, for me to put The Inadvertent Gardener on ice for a few months.
Blame it on 2010, which has, for many reasons, been a really odd year for me. I generally avoid talking about work on the blog, and I’m not really going to start now, but to say this has been one of the most emotionally intense of my career. And personally? It’s also been something of a roller coaster.
All of that has gotten in the way of a project that I promised a friend I’d have written by the end of the year. If you’ll notice, that year? It’s getting older by the minute. And I need to carve some very focused time to write this project that has dogged me for a couple of years now.
This isn’t goodbye. This is just a little break—a few months, give or take. Let’s call it a dormant season, shall we? And in the meantime, if you’re curious what I’m up to, you can find me on Twitter. Plus, there are always (and will continue to be) plenty of 100 Proof stories to parse through.
Thanks to those of you who have followed this journey since May 2006. Thanks to those of you who will still be around when I resurrect this blog at the appropriate time. I’m going to miss all of you, and I’m going to miss showing up here. But I’ll be back. I promise.