Let’s call a spade a spade. I’ve been a bad blogger and my own attempts at self-reform have apparently failed miserably. My lack of writing is not due to a lack of coffee consumption or travel. I have a sizable backlog of posts, dating back well over a year, which include some pretty high-profile, much sought-out cafes and roasteries. The fact is that I’m presently at some risk of getting crushed under the pile of photographs and notes that towers above me on my desk.
Life, however, has recently taken hold of my calender, leaving me with much less free time than I’d prefer. It’s also thrown some real doozies my way, that still have me spinning. I keep trying to talk with life. I say, “Life, who’s in charge here. Just cut me some slack.” I’ve been finding that life just doesn’t want to listen.
The long and the short of it is that I need a little coffee-blogging sabbatical. I need to take some time to regroup, recharge my batteries and avoid some blogging burn out. Don’t worry, I don’t envision getting rid of this blog and I won’t be laying down the mantle of self-appointed guide for coffee tourists. I have no plans to stop drinking coffee or to cease seeking it out when I travel. I just may not be reporting regularly on what I find, at least not in my usual, long form.
During my temporary stand down, you’ll still be able to contact me via email and follow me on twitter. In fact, if you’ve been paying attention to my whereabouts recently, my habits won’t change that much from what they’ve been (I haven’t been blogging anyway). With that grand announcement finally off my chest, I bid you adieu. I can’t wait to see you on the other side.