Sometimes we get so busy doing the multiple things that keeps our inner beings properly functioning, that we often don't see when our inner being is throwing out bad jujus to let us know that something is seriously out of whack.
That's when Fearless Leader steps in to say, "Time now, for a little recalibration."
It's only after when Fearless Leader utters that fearsome word do we realize that the tether, formerly slack, has now gone taut and has yanked us backwards some two hundred feet, dragging us through the muck, the dreck, the filth and the ooze that our inner being is now hemorrhaging.
You look up into the eyes of Fearless Leader, and you hear him say, "Listen you, why have you been ignoring the warning signs. Didn't your inner being tell you something was seriously wrong?"
"Ummm...I don't know?"
"You don't know. Tell me, out of all things that you've been doing on a daily basis, what has been the one thing that you been having a problem with in doing?"
You furrow your brow for a minute as tiny rivulets of sweat begin to drip down the side of your forehead. Suddenly, a light bulb goes supernova and smoke pours out your ears as you finally understand what your inner being has been trying to pound through that thick skull of yours.
"Yes, that's right, laughing boy. So, don't you think it's time to take a step back and let that rubber band unwind just enough to relieve the pressure that's been building up for the past month or so?"
You take a deep breath, hold it for a few seconds, and then you reluctantly drop your head in shame.
"Glad to hear that we're in total agreement on this issue. So, my prescription to you is this: Take some time off to recalibrate. I don't want to see you back here no earlier than March 4th. That means a complete break. No surfing the blogs, no commenting on other blogs, and no moderating the comments left on your blog. Trust me, your friends will understand."
My good friends and good readers.
I originally wrote this post as a prelude to taking a short vacation due to blogger burnout, physical burnout, mental burnout and just plain ordinary all purpose garden variety burnout.
However, after finally coming up with one last original post to close out the month of February (and believe you me, it was like the molar extraction I had done some three weeks ago, it was just that painful), I revisited the idea of taking a short vacation from the Cyber World.
After doing some contemplative soul searching, I decided for the time being, to cut down from posting every other day, to just posting three days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I will finish out the week by making two final posts on Thursday and Friday, then take a long weekend siesta before starting on the new schedule March 8th.
I figure with the reduced posting schedule, it will reduce the current blogging burnout I'm going through, and quite possibly brighten my mood, my attitude, and motivate me enough to stop lurking on your wonderful blogs and to start commenting on your wonderful blogs.
Eventually, I will get back to normal sinus rhythm, but for now, this is something that I really need to do.
Thanks for understanding, thanks for visiting both Cedar's Mountain for the past 21 months and Flashing Georgie's Shorts over the past 12 months, and thanks for simply being you.