The why behind my August break.

reflection #augustbreak2014

Bay Ocean Spit, OR

This month, I’m sharing a photo each day as part of The August Break, 2014.  Today’s prompt is “Reflection“, so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts around this challenge.

First and foremost, I’d just like to take more interesting photos.  I’ve always appreciated good photography but I’ve never invested much energy into learning how to do it myself.  No time like the present, right?

I’m also always looking to give myself a creative boost and focusing on images instead of words seems a good way to engage my brain in a new way.  And I like the structure of a daily prompt that forces me to look at the world with a more specific eye.

This has already been a super busy summer and it isn’t slowing down this month.  A beach trip with the New York family is just around the corner, which means lots of fun but limited writing time.  (Confession ~ I actually took the photo above on our beach trip last summer but I just love the way the herons are reflected in the water, don’t you?)

And finally, if I’m being honest, I am also super distracted because my son is starting preschool in 3 weeks.  Okay, it’s only 2 days per week, for 4 hours, but…my BABY…(sob) …in PRESCHOOL…(sob)…ALONE…(sob)   So I think I’ll be using my writing practice to work through all of THAT offline.  You’re welcome.




How about you?  Have you participated in a blogging or other creative challenge?  I’d love to hear about your experience.



5 thoughts on “The why behind my August break.

  1. Kathy

    Letting go is so hard and since we opted out of Kindergarten to homeschool I am clearly not good at it. Enjoy the break. I like the idea of using images to stretch the mind a little.

  2. Bernadine Post author

    Thanks, Kathy. I’m considering homeschooling as well. This will be a test of how my son (and I) do before we have to make the Kindergarten decision.

  3. taso100

    Love the image, and somehow it does reflect the preschooler’s pending adventure (and mom’s mixed emotions). I think it’s a grand idea for you to take a break.


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