My plant is not ok. And neither am I […] I’m burrrrned out. I have been for a few years now. I’ve been trying to power through it, but if you’ve read anything about burnout, you know that approach doesn’t work. […] If you were to go back into the archive for the past several months and read the site closely, you’d see that I’ve been struggling.
Does what I do here make a difference in other people’s lives? In my life? […] And if not, what needs to change? Where does kottke.org end and Jason begin? Who am I without my work? Is the validation I get from the site healthy? […] I’ve tried thinking about these and many other questions while continuing my work here, but I haven’t made much progress; I need time away to gain perspective.Jason Kottke
Jason Kottke plant eine etwa halbjährige Pause und in diesem Sabbatical – so nennt man das jetzt – will er tun, was die meisten tun, wenn sie sich des Lebens besinnen:
I’d like to spend some unrushed time with my kids, who too often see me when I’m stressed out about work. I want to read more books. Watch more good movies. Take more photos. Go on pointless adventures. I want to exercise a little more regularly and figure out how to eat a bit better. Maybe travel some, visit friends or the ocean or both. Bike more. Stare at the walls. I hope to get a little bored. I need to tend to my fiddle leaf fig tree — if my tree is ok, I will be too.
Es ist nur allzu nachvollziehbar, was Jason Kottke sich vornimmt. Und es ist – „I’ve been writing here for more than 24 years, nearly half my life — I need a breather“ – mehr als verständlich. Ich wünsche ihm eine gute Zeit, und hoffe, das er ein wenig dem Feuer entkommen kann, in dem wir alle verbrennen.