Burnout... and Keeping the Torch Lit!I always try to keep a positive public face. I like to do my best to be an agent of positive influence, in whatever I do, or with whoever I talk to, online or offline. But I have to be honest about something very real...Burnout... and Keeping the Torch Lit! by RoninDude
I am burned out!
This sudden realization probably stems from the difficulties I had with my health last month. It set me back on my workload, which was already tightly packed. The honest truth is I took on too much work, and I took the gamble that there wouldn't be any set backs. So when I injured my shoulder last month, and then got sick twice in a row (two different ailments that I never get), it really set me back in a big way.
Add to that the fact that I haven't had a break from work in almost 5 years. The last vacation I took was in 2012, while I was still a manager at a local cell phone store chain. After a year of working 60-70 hours a week there, I skipped out on a promotion and quit, taking a big risk to follow my dream of being a professional ar