I am taking a week off from the blog.
I need it, I deserve it, and I want it. I realized that I have been doing this nearly a year without a break. Not that this is a lot of hard work. It is enjoyable work. I love reading, I like sharing, and I like talking about myself. I just need a week. I am actually away at my second of 3 conference this summer. In fact, a longer break will come at the end of June when I am in Orlando in full on librarian/book geek mode. More on that later. These next 2 conferences are big. This week I am presenting at one on Cape Cod about the work I have done with Wikipedia. At ALA I am moderating a panel about programming and events in academic and school libraries. I need time to prepare and practice. I will obviously still be reading, but I don’t want to let this fall by the wayside and leave people hanging.
Here is the thing about taking a break and not acknowledging it (for me at least), it will be harder to come back. I do this often. I need a break, I skip out on things without acknowledging it, and I never come back because I feel guilt for leaving. Then I feel guilt for feeling guilty because I don’t owe anyone anything… yada yada yada. It’s me and I know me well enough to know that this is also about me. I am giving myself permission to take the break. Basically: welcome to my head.
Anyway, I will be back in a week with some announcements about my planned (and maybe ignored) summer reading program. Until then: READ!