Well this post probably won't come as a suprise to regular readers over the last few weeks, but I am withdrawing from regular weekly postings here at Being Frank.
I've enjoyed it – even when I've had posts that people disagree strongly with, or are apathetic to, and most especially when I've gained encouragement from people's kind comments.
I'd planned to post here for a year, and I've come close to fulfilling that, but things have changed for me since I first took on the role. Family life is busier, and my work demands and pressures have grown enormously. It has come to a point for me where I have to prioritise where I can offer my time and energy.
I plan to leave the door ajar slightly by posting less regularly, so you might find the odd post here on a Thursday, but it's unlikely to be every week anymore. I also want to be in a position to post when I am inspired by something, or have something to genuinely offer for debate or reflection, rather than feeling like, "it's Thursday, what I am I going to post about this week?". And if I'm honest, that's how I have felt sometimes. As Lucia Maria commented last week, you have to be passionate about blogging or else don't bother. And that comment of hers really made me think deeply about my involvement here. I want to contribute because I genuinely have something to offer, not out of a sense of obligation, or because it's "my day to post".
So it's not really a goodbye, but rather than being the familiar neighbour who pops in here for a chat every week, I might be more like the long-lost relative who turns up unexpectedly from time to time. I hope to also get involved more in the other side of the fence through commenting etc.
Thanks one and all, Boan.