I'm taking a break; a hiatus of sorts.
Yes, I already allowed myself one of these over the summer. I didn't play a single game of chess until school was already very close to beginning. But I will continue playing -- just not online.
I feel that over-the-board play is really the only arena where my play remotely resembles adequacy; and even then, only remotely. I don't know. Online chess just isn't for me.
I may show up again, under a different name, on chess.com. But only when I'm satisfied with the results of my study and practice. I feel that to shed the image I've established for myself -- which, to me, is very much one of incompetence -- I have to leave it all behind and start fresh.
This may take a while.