I took a break from church too, to discover God for myself, away from the noise and the hoop-jumping that I had imposed upon myself. It freed me from a lot of things and brought me closer to God. It made me realise just how much I am loved.
I went back for a season but some of my new-found freedom is not appreciated at church so I am out again :-) and unfortunately (or fortunately), I tend to feel freer outside of church than I do within it.
Thankfully, God remains sure.