Okay. Let me start by saying that quitting is my least favorite word. Some might call me a goal-oriented individual (like my resume for instance). Others might use the term stubborn. And maybe that is true, but I don’t often quit things that I begin. However, there are times when I need to look at the bigger picture and make a good choice.
My job is pure stress these days. I’m not happy with where I’m at. We have a levy up on the ballot that hopefully is going to pass. However, I am going to lose at least 5 teachers, including my Guidance Counselor, if it doesn’t pass. Without an Assistant, my Guidance Counselor helps run the show. I know that I can’t do it by myself. The law keeps changing based on the whims of people who were never in the classroom, or haven’t been for 20 years. The kids are coming to school hungry. Gray hair is popping up on my head practically overnight. In addition, I have been getting at least 1 tension headache right at my temples every day for the last week or so.
So when on Monday night, I was attempting to write a post about Dogfish Head and the website wasn’t working at the speed I wanted it to, that was a final breaking point. Writing this blog shouldn’t be the cause of additional stress. It should be fun to drink beer and comment about it. But with everything going on in my life right now, it wasn’t fun. So Steve and I talked without coming to a decision. But on Tuesday night, when I rolled in the door after a non-stop day, I just couldn’t drink another beer. I fell asleep on the couch by 9:30. And that was the end.
Am I sad? A little. I enjoyed figuring out what I was going to write about and trying to make it interesting to others. Will I miss it? Some of it. I loved reading your comments and writing posts that made me giggle. I won’t miss the couple of pounds that I was starting to notice around my belly. I also won’t miss those 9:00 nights when I honestly didn’t want a beer and just wanted to crawl into bed. Will I still drink? Of course. I had a White Rajah on Wednesday. Will I still write posts? Of course, but not daily.
Thank you so much to everyone who read, commented, and passed along my reviews.