Life always keeps us on our toes. Such has always been the case for myself, and the last few months of my life, this has been never more true.
I submitted my resignation as Managing Editor for our site For Whom the Cowbell Tolls today to the League Managers at SB Nation. When I applied to be the manager back in May, things were set up where balancing my work life and my blogging responsibilities would not be an issue.
Things have changed since then. I am now in charge of a brand new school news team at the school I teach at. It is truly a joy to work with those students, but doing so takes up a significant amount of my time. My stress levels while trying to run it appropriately and run this blog in the same manner have taken a major toll.
As a matter of fact, I’m typing this on my phone in the waiting room of a doctor’s office to be seen about the flu and a migraine. I have been dealing with the flu for over a week now after having it seen about once already last week. I never had too many health issues, but the amount of stress I have dealt with the past three months are probably the reason I have not been able to shake this.
I still plan to contribute to the site. My hope is to go back to a role similar to what I was doing before taking the reins as manager. I normally would have waited until after Egg Bowl week but my son has to have sinus surgery in the middle of December, so I will be focusing on his recovery for the rest of the month once he has it. This gives the people at SB Nation enough time to try to find a replacement before then.
Thank you to everyone who has read the blog while I have been at the helm. Like I said, I plan to still be around, but not in the same capacity. Thanks to everyone on staff who contributed while I was manager, especially to Ethan Lee. There’s no way I could have done this without all of his contributions. It truly has been fun and I look forward to continuing to contribute in a lesser capacity in the not-so-distant future.