As you know, I tend to be a pretty daily devotee to my bloggy-blog. But honestly, I’ve had to walk away for awhile, so I’m sorry to hold out on you. I’ll likely back-post about the cool schools I’ve spoken at since my last post, just so they feel the love. But I also want to explain why it is that every April I tend to check out. See, my life is really weird. Between mid-February and early May my daily existence goes something like this. Wake up at 4am, catch 6am flight somewhere, connect in some big airport to get to a smaller airport, arrive at airport closest to where I’m speaking, drive up to 3 hours to some college in bumblechuck, check into hotel, return a few emails, eat free oreos that most Hampton Inns provide, jump in the shower, try to primp and look like I haven’t been awake since 4am, drive to the venue for event set-up and then go on stage and give a 90 minute seminar. I usually get back to the hotel around 11pm, and then do the same thing all over the next day. And this bizarre daily schedule continues for about 3 months in the spring and 3 months in the Fall. So towards the end, I’m totally in the zone…but I also get a little over-exposed. In years past when I was still un-wise, I just kept pushing and thinking that I’d rest come summer. But now I’m 30, and that makes me wiser than a Buddha (not) and I have realized the need for balance…and sometimes the need to hide or hibernate from the world for a few days. Sadly, that means my loyal blog readers are denied. But don’t worry, I come back. Especially now that I’m all rested after spending the weekend cleaning my house and gardening. I was definitely having one of those “Holy shit! I’ve become my mother!” realizations the past few days. Frightening. So there it is…I just wanted to explain my absence. Sorry teacher, I hope you can understand!