This is Where I Bid Adieu


Since 2008 I’ve been consistent of one thing with this blog, and that is shutting it down every couple of years. It’s not something I plan ahead. For one reason or another I found it necessary to do so. It breaks my heart. But, it’s time to do it again.

As most of you know, I’m writing a novel and I’m finding it difficult to keep up with the novel and this blog at the same time. It’s not a time issue. I’ve been good at writing the blog on the weekends and my manuscript during the week. The problem is anxiety. I’ve been dealing with anxiety more over the past year than I have in the recent past. Obligations are difficult for me. My manuscript is a heavy obligation and this blog is a heavy obligation. To put it simply, my primary obligation, my novel, is more difficult because of my obligation writing this blog. It was a difficult decision.

So far, I’ve always returned to the blog after I take a break, and I guess this will likely be the same. I don’t know whether I’ll post about once a month, if the spirit moves me, or if I will take a complete hiatus and write no posts until I return. I’m going to play it by ear. Either way I won’t be around much. For you other bloggers out there, I will try and stay in touch reading your blogs as much as I can.

Thank you to all my readers.


  54 comments for “This is Where I Bid Adieu

  1. February 17, 2017 at 15:50

    Until you are back my friend, take care and keep up the great work on the novel. I can’t wait to read it someday.

  2. January 31, 2017 at 10:30

    Take care, Bradley. I’ll miss seeing your posts, but you’ve gotta do what’s right for you.

    • Bradley
      January 31, 2017 at 15:13

      Yeah, it is the right thing to do. It sucks, but the right thing.

  3. January 29, 2017 at 08:22

    Prioritizing keeps us healthy and from over-doing it. I think I may have learned that lesson over and over, and it still hasn’t totally sunk in. Of course you will be missed by the blogging community, but it sounds like you plan to come back PLUS have a novel on the way. I have always admired you for the tenacious way in which you chase your dreams. Until next time! ((hugs))

    • Bradley
      January 29, 2017 at 12:06

      Thank you for your very kind words, Rose. You made me smile and brightened my day.

  4. January 28, 2017 at 11:07

    Write what you need to and take care of yourself. We’ll be here for you when you get back. Be Blessed, Michelle

    • Bradley
      January 28, 2017 at 15:15

      Thanks, Michelle. Hopefully it wont be long before I’m back.

  5. January 27, 2017 at 22:10

    I’ll miss you, Bradley, but I understand you need to take some time for yourself. I do hope you continue to post. Good luck with your book!

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 23:34

      I will continue to post, I just don’t know how often yet. Thank you for the luck.

  6. January 27, 2017 at 18:18

    I will miss you tons! I always look forward to your posts. But I’m also glad that you are taking care of yourself–that’s most important. Take care, Bradley. I’ll keep an eye out for when you return.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 18:23

      Yes, I am taking care of myself, but keep on the lookout because I shall return

    January 27, 2017 at 15:52

    Very sad face.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 18:01

      You’ll have a very happy face when I put a signed copy in your hands

  8. January 27, 2017 at 14:56

    Find your peace, Brad. We’ll wait for you….

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 18:00

      Thanks for waiting. I’ll find my peace somewhere lol

  9. January 27, 2017 at 13:35

    I will miss you too Bradley, wishing you good luck with your novel. Please come back to us when you finish your novel!

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 17:59

      It may be even sooner than that. When I finally complete the first draft, I’ll consider whether it’s time yet or not

  10. January 27, 2017 at 12:20

    Really hope we hear from you from time to time before you come back! Xx

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 17:58

      You’ll hear from me from time to time for sure

  11. January 27, 2017 at 11:52

    I’ll miss you.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 17:57

      I’ll miss you too

  12. Iggy
    January 27, 2017 at 10:43

    I’m going to miss you. But I completely understand the need for time away. Anxiously awaiting your return. xoxo

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 17:56

      I’ll be anxiously awaiting my return also. lol

  13. January 27, 2017 at 10:42

    Looking forward to your return Be sure to come back with info about your book.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 17:55

      Will do Josh

  14. WiL
    January 27, 2017 at 10:42

    I’ll miss you. Glad you are taking care of you. Looking forward to your return if that is to come. Best wishes to you, Bradley.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 17:53

      I expect I’ll still be around, WIL. I always have in the past

  15. Jennifer
    January 27, 2017 at 09:59

    You will be sorely missed, but I understand the anxiety surrounding obligations. I went through it a lot while in college, and found that I periodically simply had to take a semester off to screw my head back on. Your novel is your priority right now, and you’ll probably find that you’ll have less anxiety if you take one thing at a time. I hope you come back, though, as I really enjoy reading about how you handle this little friend called Bipolar. Take care of yourself.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:54

      Good points, Jennifer. I always think I can do more than I can then end up crashing and burning. That’s what I’m trying to prevent this time.

      • Jennifer
        January 30, 2017 at 06:20

        Understand that. I have crashed and burned several times. It truly sucks.

  16. January 27, 2017 at 09:55

    Well bummer. Good luck with the writing 🙂

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:47

      It is a bummer. Thank you for the good luck wishes. I need them. lol

  17. January 27, 2017 at 09:52

    You will be greatly missed!!!

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:46

      Thank you.

  18. January 27, 2017 at 09:45

    As the others above have said, you will be SORELY missed. That is, of course, until we all get the opportunity to read your novel. We look forward to celebrating all of your writing success, B. But be well away from the blogosphere for awhile. We hope you’ll reappear here, now and then, and remember us!

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:42

      You’ll definitely see me around in one form or another and will definitely remember you all

  19. kat
    January 27, 2017 at 09:42

    so sad to see you go, but i totally get it. hope you are back soon.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:38

      I will be back, but not sure how soon. At the rate it’s been going, it may take another 10 years to complete. lol

  20. January 27, 2017 at 09:40

    You will be missed. I hope one day to read your novel.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:35

      You will get to read it some day. You’ve stuck with me for a long time and that means a lot.

  21. January 27, 2017 at 08:54

    Brad, thanks for being an incredible human being. It’s a good thing to keep your priorities straight. I can’t speak for all your readers, but I know I for one will miss you’re regular posts. But, please don’t shut the blog down entirely! There’s value to the community you’ve build around you if you keep the posts you’ve already written accessible. You’ve provided those of us struggling with similar issues a place to congregate, and more importantly the solace of shared experience and the strength that comes from that solidarity. If there’s anything I can do to help support your efforts, now or in the future, please let me know. Until then, please keep in touch, and I look forward to talking again soon! And, I can’t wait to read that novel!

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:33

      I definitely won’t be shutting down entirely. I’m keeping it for when I do return full time and maybe some posts in between. Thank you for all the kind words and I look forward to your feedback when the book is published

  22. January 27, 2017 at 08:39

    We have to take care of ourselves first. I’ll miss you, but I understand. I hope the break is helpful and you find new creativity in your novel!

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:28

      I think it will help, but I’m still kind of sad that I have to back away for awhile.

  23. January 27, 2017 at 08:38

    Take care of yourself and maybe see you back in a while.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:26

      I’ll be back so just keep an eye out for me

  24. January 27, 2017 at 08:11

    I just got intreasted. I’m sorry but I get it. I will look forward to your blogs whenever you have time.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:25

      I know. I feel especially bad for several people who just started following my blog. Just keep me on your radar and you’ll see me back from time to time

  25. January 27, 2017 at 08:01

    You will be greatly missed

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:23

      Thank you

  26. January 27, 2017 at 07:53

    I’ll miss you a lot.

    • Bradley
      January 27, 2017 at 13:21

      I’ll still be around in some form or another and back full time again before you know it

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