It wasn't until "Everyone Loves Raymond" ended and Raymond said, "Now I can devote my energy to other things. The past several years all my creative energy has been absorbed by this show." I'm paraphrasing these quotes here, but you get the point.
What also helped me to understand the ending of good things was my blog Respiratory Therapy Cave. When I started it I wondered if I could do this every day, and now it's been five years and I'm still doing it. There are days I think I've covered everything and there's no place else to go. There's days I want to channel my energy into other projects. There are days, weeks and even months when I do. Yet the RT Cave has lived on. It is now five years old.
The question then becomes: Do I continue? Do I go on? Is it time to retire the RT Cave? Yet here I am, pondering to do something I hated others doing: ending something popular; ending something at the peek of it's reign. Yes, today is the 5 year anniversary of the Respiratory Therapy Cave.
The executives of Freeadom enterprises have encouraged me to continue. And in reviewing the many positive emails and comments I've received from people like you I've decided I must go on at least for another year. So you can thank you for me signing a one year contract with myself to write another year.
I'm going to keep the layout of the website the same, although the posts are going to pour forth a bit differently. The schedule beginning in 2013 will look something like this:
- Monday: Respiratory History
- Tuesday: Asthma
- Wednesday: Respiratory Therapy
- Thursday: Respiratory diseases
- Friday: Your questions
- Saturday: Humor and fun
- Sunday: Philosophy
Other than that the RT Cave will continue to specialize in sharing facts, opinion, satire, irreverent humor, and interesting stories in respiratory therapy.