I, too, feel your pain, and soon will post a thread about such...was just really getting back to regaining many lost skills, when the realization that I was in an unsafe place, both realistically and security (financial) related at work, which put me on a near-constant job hunt for the past two months, thus putting my lessons on hold and the only thing I've had the time for, other than job hunting (until I finally found the RIGHT AND GREAT JOB I'VE WANTED about two weeks ago) was looking passively for a purchase horse.
One major aspect/criteria of this new job was to be able to work days, and work three twelve hour shifts/week, thereby making owning a horse (time-wise) a realistic possibility.
My AWESOME, BELOVED trainer is also going through some changes, thus, if I want to take weekly lessons, I have to find another, supplemental trainer, which has been tough.
Just wanted you to know you by FAR are not alone, and lots of us are taking breaks for one reason or another. I keep hoping that the fact that I've shed a few lbs during this hiatus from formal lessons, (I may be down to 140?? Haven't weighed self, but clothes fit better, probably due to all the stress of the job hunt!!) :0) will be positive when I take back up riding. Plus, been riding the beach cruiser a bit and walking a LOT, which is good for muscle, endurance, and balance! (gotta find the positive!)...
Best to you...you'll find a way to get back to it, never fear, and as a religious person (apologies if this offends), I believe G-d puts us where we need to be and helps us to find the right path, if we look hard enough! Maybe your path is slightly different, and you had to have some time to reflect in order to see a new barn with better opportunities, or a chance to do something you'd have missed without this break? Who knows? I pray the best for you is yet to come, so hang in there!!!
"I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener"