{August Break 8/31: August was…}

…long! And not as peaceful as this photo, taken from the Rogers Park beach pier on the northside of Chicago. But there were peaceful moments, like the below picnic with friends and family.

Mainly, August was a busy month with our construction site going full throttle (lots of finishing to do, lots of things going wrong, or delayed, or not fitting the way they are supposed to) and with lots of tasks for the publication of my book getting crossed off the list (cover reveal coming soon!).

Amidst all that, I did eek out some time to think and create, and hang with family, and I am proud that I also completed this August Break blogathon. It really didn’t feel like a “break” to me as posting every day is more of a chore for me. But I discovered it’s not so hard if I have a prompt to go on. In some miraculous way, having something like this to do every day prolonged the month for me. Does that mean my perception of time expands when there is such a daily task to accomplish? Perhaps! Something to consider…

I am, on the other hand, also happy that August Break is over and I can get back to my own blog topics and rhythm. It was good to do something different, and to prove to myself that I could do it, but I’m ready to return to my own blogging. Last weekend I even took some time to think through what I like to blog about, and how a hopefully consistent voice is created, so please stay tuned.

Happy September!

PS: I actually don’t like summer that much, especially a hot and humid one like we’ve had here in Chicago, so I’m glad we’re turning the bend on that and fall, my favorite season, is around the corner.