As many of you have noticed, it has been a rather quiet time at BrightestDaycare.com...
This comes as a surprise even to myself, with my new full-time overnight job taking a lot more energy than originally expected (plus an over-eager five year old at home) and it has made keeping up with the podcast rather unwieldy, an untenable task.
So, it is after weeks deliberation, and days of writing this out in my head (most of those rough drafts were probably better written than this) that I announce Brightest Daycare is going on an indefinite hiatus.
It sucks to put those words down and make them official, but I just haven't been able to balance my new work/life schedules as they are PLUS add in the time each week to read, write and collect things for a podcast AND THEN notch out 2+ hours to record/edit/upload said podcast.
November and December are the most busy times of year for most people, myself included- and with my new job it is a 24/7 staffed position, so holidays off aren't something I can expect to have. So with Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year rapidly approaching, and settling into my job/home situation, maybe in 2018 I will be able to revisit things here at BDCHQ and figure out a way to make things work.
But for now, I am turning out the lights and locking the door behind me, and I hate it.
I do not enjoy letting this happen, and I do not look forward to the coming weeks when this decision becomes more concrete.
I am sorry to do it like this, because I feel like I'm giving up (and that isn't something I enjoy) but, my work/life situation takes precedence over my hobbies, so for now, I have to hang up the mic and step back from things for a while.
I HAVE discussed possibly writing more reviews again- since that is something I can do without a schedule and without needing hours of time to devote to it all at once. But for the time being, things will go dark here at BDCHQ, and I MAY be back in some capacity at a far flung and as-of-yet undiscussed and undisclosed future date.
Thank you all for your support- reading and listening all this time,
-Ryan "Brightest Daycare" Clark