First of all, anyone that runs a website, puts up a YouTube channel, or broadcasts a radio show knows full well about the amount of time and energy it takes from you. Now, someone who is single with no responsibilities, or retired looking for a hobby or a cause to further, or the few people among us that are lucky enough to do this for a living, they are best suited in my opinion to do this type of work. This isn’t easy, and it’s not for everyone. Especially people like me, people that put out mostly original content. I’m not making this a career. I have two of those already, I don’t need another, trust me.
So why did I take such a long break?
Well, the years 2013 and 2014 took an extremely heavy toll on my life. Since that time I got married to a lovely woman I was courting for 5 years, we had our 1st child – a beautiful (blue-eyed) strong baby boy, we bought a home that needed some serious, serious work, I changed my job profession in the process, and suffered two devastating deaths in the Family… The death of two people that were very close to me and had a HUGE impact on my life.
Add all that together… you can assume, my time was needed and consumed else where. There was absolutely no way for me to do anything else at the time. My devotion was owed entirely to my beautiful wife (who has done nothing but support me) during her pregnancy, and the 1st year of my Son’s life. I dedicated my time and my life to them. I’m a REAL MAN. Everything else took a back seat!
Also, a lot people have questioned me about the old site, I think I’ve received over 20 different emails with questions about it, with a few dozen comments on the website as well. I’m sick of having to write the same shit, over and over again. The site I used to operate from has taken a different approach now. I’m not involved over there, and at the time of my hiatus… I didn’t have a website of my own to use. I never actually owned that domain. Furthermore, even though we had a large following, I am now convinced that what we did over there (for the most part) was very unproductive!
I also have to be honest about the toll that this takes on ones life. When you’re running a website and a radio show every week, you feel like you have another added responsibility, only one that you’re not compensated for. And when you’re sharing a website with someone you have to worry about whether or not they’ll approve/accept what you post or promote on the site. This is partly why I’m doing my own thing now, and why I’m not setting an official day or time for a radio show. This way I do everything I can, when I can. And this time, I’m here to stay!