give yourself an august break

July 30, 2013

I am filled with a mix of relief, panic and excitement at the thought of beginning a new month. Can you believe it's already August? There's been lots of changes/movements/upgrades happening around my personal space and I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a break! An August Break

For those of you who aren't familiar, August Break is a month long photo project created by Susannah Conway designed to provide a break from blogging and coming up with regular blog post ideas. I have participated in (or attempted to) for several years now (see them here) and I LOVE the boost of photography inspiration it brings. This year, the goal is to make it all the way through the month with a photo post here every weekday. 

So, why relief, panic and excitement? Well...

I'm relieved because I will have something to contribute to this space every day even though I am feeling highly uninspired lately. Panic because summer is winding down quickly and there some big changes coming at work that I am not sure I am ready to tackle. Excitement because I am pledging to stop a bad habit for the whole month of August (with a foolproof way to succeed!) and I think it's going to do wonders for my creativity. 

Gearing up for a month full of possibilities and inspiration...

Here are this week's goals: 
1. Give up one habit. (For me: I'm kicking TV for the whole month of August.)
2. Be Active. (For me: jog for one mile. One giant leap in my foot injury recovery process.)
3. Create Sacred Space. (For me: Organize and set up my studio/creativity nook.)

How are you feeling about this next transition? Is there one thing you plan to do to make the most of this next month? It can be as simple as jogging, organizing, or even unplugging the power cord from your TV and storing at your boyfriend's house so you can't even turn it on. Simple, right? 

Make the most of the month ahead. That's the funny thing about time...use it or lose it! How can you take advantage of the next 744 hours?

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