It is with a heavy heart I have to take the following action, but in all things sometimes “a man has gotta do what a man has gotta do.” For the last 7 months I have been the host of Gettin’ Sauced Radio on the BBQ Superstars network. It has been both an honor and a privilege.
Hosting this show while, fun and rewarding, has taken toll on my personal life. That much I can handle. It was not until about a month ago that I realized just how much of a toll it has taken on my family’s life. That I am ashamed to say is completely my fault for doing as I always do with new projects, jumping in unapologetically with both feet and letting the chips fall where they may. I have lived my whole life this way and well to be honest it has been my wife for the past 14yrs that has had to pick up the pieces. So in what may be too little too late I am putting forth the effort to spend some resemblance of quality time with my wife and my two sons.
The travel, the constant work on both sides of the clock and disregard for family as of this moment will be limited. I do all that I do not for fame or fortune, but in a mostly feeble attempt to leave a legacy for my sons and to give my wife all that she truly deserves for putting up with me. I have no problem working 20hrs days for weeks on end. I have no problem going without sleep. I have no problem giving all I have to give, digging down and giving some more. I do have a problem though and it is a failing marriage and me not spending enough time with those that I am working so hard for. In short my severe commitment to the legacy I am trying to build has hurt those I am desperately trying to build it for. I have to stop and revamp what it is I do, how much I do and when I do it.
So in doing that the first thing I have to let go of is the radio show. I thank Darryl Mast from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity and I thank every sponsor that I promoted and I thank every person who ever gave my show a listen.
I do not know if or when the show will return or in what format. I do know however that I love helping people get their products to market and I will do that as much as I can, but I love my wife and children more and they deserve my focus until we can figure out what the future holds for all of us.
Thank you all again very much for everything and please support whatever show ends up taking my time slot on Wednesday nights. For those that companies that sponsored the show please consider picking another show on the BBQ Superstars network and sponsoring them with your advertising dollars. They are all worthy shows and deserve the opportunity to earn your business.
Best to all and God bless,
Gettin’ Sauced Radio
CEO Draper’s BBQ