This has been a decision a long time coming, and I’m not making it lightly. I am taking a break from The Movie March.
There are several factors involved in this difficult decision, but it essentially boils down to the fact that it has begun to feel like work. I no longer anticipate going to the movies like I once did because I know I will then be writing for two hours, afterwards – no matter what time it is, no matter what else I have to do, no matter what time I have to get up the morning . . .. And it’s just too much, right now.
My semester at work is busy. My family life is busy. If this was my actual job – if I were getting paid for it or if I was getting thousands of views per post, I would feel the motivation to continue at this pace. But it’s not my job, I haven’t made one cent (I’ve actually spent money), and I’m not getting thousands – or even hundreds – of views. So, for now, I’m stepping back.
I’m not shutting the doors. And I expect to return in some capacity. There are times when I will have something I want to say that will demand to get out of my head, and I’ll let it out, here. I may alter the format when I return. I may focus more on editorials and commentary pieces. I’m not sure. But I hope you don’t unfollow the Facebook page (what’s the harm in staying a fan until I’m back?) or unsubscribe from the blog and that you understand why I need to do this.
I have put almost three years of love into this page and I want to thank anyone who’s supported me, even if you only read or shared one single post. I don’t have a sense for when I’ll be back. I’ve already got this week’s #ThrowbackThursday in the can and will be posting it (it’s a good one!). After that, it might be a month, it might be next year . . . I have no idea. You’ll hear from me when I have something I need to say. It could be next weekend, if I get fired up about something. But while I’m gone, reigniting my passion, reevaluating my vision, and taking care of other business, please keep going to the movies. And go support the smaller ones! There are options besides blockbusters! I hope I fired up an interest in film for at least one person; that’s all I ever really wanted to do.
Please, if you want to talk movies in the meantime, reach out to me. And, remember, this is not “goodbye”. This is “I’ll be back”.