Saturday, April 26, 2014

Taking a Sabbatical

There comes a time in everyone's life when they need to shake it up a bit. Get out of the house and hike the woods, stand upon the rocks and watch the waves crash a stony beach, or simply do something different. It refreshes your brain cells as well as your outlook, and refresh your word play as well. As the song says, "Everybody needs a little time away."

This is a momentous year for me. My son is graduating from college. When did I get old enough to have a child graduate from university? He just started kindergarten, right? Those not-so-subtle reminders that time is not a renewable resource have been bombarding me. I feel the need to concentrate on the book that's been in my head. The only way I can do that and still keep my day job is to back away from the online commitments for a while.

To that end I'm taking a sabbatical from blogging here at The Writers Vineyard. A few months with a few fewer obligations will hopefully allow me to delve into my writing again.

So if you wander past a rocky beach and a crazy old woman is doing Tai Chi on a boulder with waves exploding around her, it might be me. Then again, maybe not; in the desert, it's all beach and no ocean. (wink wink)

Hasta la pasta,



Liz Fountain said...

We will miss you here, Jude. But it will be worth it when we read that next beautiful book of yours.


Julie Eberhart Painter said...

You will be missed. However, you sound like you are already getting relaxed on that outcropping called perspective.

Ute Carbone said...

Ah Jude, we will miss you here, but I think you've got the right idea. Go forth and write.

PS--I'm not sure how how this happened, but my kids and I are now the same age. :)

Jude Johnson said...

LOL Ute, yes!

Thanks, Liz and Julie. I'll be in the shadows to help with technical stuff. ;)