I am taking a break from the Newburyport Political Blog, and it may be a permanent break, I don’t know yet.
I started the Newburyport Political Blog because I thought it would be interesting and fun and enable me to connect with the Newburyport community.
However, the blog is taking a huge emotional toll. And folks, it’s not worth it.
I’ve been threatened with lawsuits a number of times. I have people call me up and scream and or threaten me. I get nasty emails.
When these things happen, it makes it impossible to sleep, I feel sick to my stomach, and instead of helping me paint, it makes sitting down to the easel extremely difficult.
There are times when I feel like the city shrink, the city conscience.
A friend of mine said to me, “Mary, I am worried about you, you are going to start to feel like you are in a marriage where you give and give and give, and then wake up one day and realize that you are getting nothing in return and are getting abused on top of it.”
That was only ten days ago. This friend is obviously very perceptive.
So folks, I’m on blog break. And I am going to take some time to see if and how I would like to continue the Newburyport Political Blog.