Dear Wise & Shine Readers:
As some of you might have noticed, I’ve been mostly away from the site in recent weeks.
I’m writing to let you know that I’ll be taking a leave of absence from the blog. I’m suffering from extreme burnout. Additionally, I was recently diagnosed with an incurable degenerative condition. I won’t die from this illness, but I will become increasingly disabled. There are things I can do to slow the progress of this condition, and I am changing my life in ways that could help.
The burnout and this diagnosis have been a bit too much for me. I’ve always been the sort to just push through difficulties and hard times, but I think I need to take a different approach on this occasion.
I will return and become active again after I’ve gotten myself into a healthier mental state.
I want you to know that I feel bad walking away from the site like this. I apologize for letting all of you down.
66 thoughts on “An Explanation”
Take care, Troy….health and wellness first, always first. 🤍
Thank you, Victoria. I appreciate the kind and wise words.
You’ll be in my thoughts. Your health definitely needs to come first, which I hope improves over your absence! 🙂
Thanks so much!
Take care 🙏💙
I will. Thank you.
God’s healing….. Quick recovery
Thanks for those wonderfully kind words.
Please take care, Troy. Nothing is more important than one’s mental and physical health.
Thank you! Yes, I’m learning that now.
Troy, you are number 1 on your list of priorities. Take care of yourself.
Thank you, Kevin. I’ll remember that! Wise words.
So sorry about that, Troy, I am sure that you will find your way through this devastating moment and the sun will shine again.
Thank you! I so appreciate your kindness and support!
I will. You too!
Wishing you all the best with your health, as you find ways to manage the symptoms. Blessings.
Thanks for the supportive words!
🤩 my pleasure! Take care!
Sending you best wishes, Troy!
Thank you! And I’m sending best wishes to you.
Get better soon and come back! Never give up, Troy!
I won’t ever give up! Thanks for the encouragement.
Your health is the most important thing Troy, take care.
Thank you! I appreciate the wise words.
Sorry to hear about the rough times but wishing you the best Troy! Take care!
Thanks, Todd. I truly appreciate your support and friendship.
Best wishes to you.
Thank you. Best wishes to you!
Best wishes to you.
The most important thing is prioritising sustainable health management – as you are doing.
Thank you, Margaret. I truly appreciate your support.
Time to put you first Troy. Take care x
Thank you, cathyishappy. I will do that! Great advice.
The rain that falls today will bring flowers tomorrow, and when that tomorrow comes, you’ll be back in your full glory. Until then, rest well and soak up the healing love of your fans that is there for you. 🙏🌈🌝
Rest sounds wonderful. Yes, I will rest, and I believe that this too shall pass. Thanks!
Thank you. Same to you.
Troy, best wishes to you. It’s tough and life isn’t fair.
Thanks, Vic. I know you’ve had your share of challenges too. Thanks for the words of wisdom and the support. I wish you all the best, my friend.
You remain in our thoughts and prayers, my friend 🙏🏿 Wishing you peace and purpose during this time.
Thank you, Billy. I wish I had some of that wonderful African wisdom to guide me through this. I truly appreciate your support and friendship.
Wishing you peace and recovery from the burnout you feel. Your health is most important. I look forward to the day you feel healthy enough to return. In the meantime, take care and God bless.
Thank you, Shay. I find your words very comforting and uplifting. I wish you all the best.
You’re not letting anyone down Trpy. You need to take the time for yourself. Take time to adjust to the shocking news you’ve received. Look after yourself, be kind to yourself and take care
Thank you, Brenda. I never like to leave a job unfinished. But you are right. Right now, I need to get myself together before I can do any writing worth sharing.
You have let no one down Troy. Do what you need/is best for you. We will be here when you get back. 🙏
Thank you, AP2. Your friendship and support mean a lot to me right now. We’ll talk soon.
Go gently and take that important healing time out for yourself
“Gently” is a good word. I’m not always gentle with myself. This has taught me that I need to be kinder to myself. Thanks so much for the support.
Praying for your highest and best outcome. God bless you~
Thank you so much, Regina. Bless you as well!
Feel better, Troy! <3
Thanks, Cheryl. I hope you are doing well.
We love you too Troy 🙏🏿
May the Lord take care of you,
Wishing you to get better, and healthier🙏🏿
I love you, Jermena! Thanks so much for being so enthusiastic and positive!
Your priority should be your health. Please don’t feel bad about prioritizing yourself.
Thank you for reminding of something I should have already known. I wish you all best.
May you find peace in your condition, and find a way to ‘wise and shine’ again. Sending healing energy your way.
I’ll Wise & Shine again! Thanks for giving me such a boost.
Taking a break to take care of yourself is never letting others down. Please take good care and do what you need to be the healthiest you can. My thoughts are with you in this heavy time.
Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. May you have much happiness and health!
Please take good care of yourself. Your health is priority. I am wishing you all the best. Get well soon.
Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words. I’m wishing you all the best too!