8.01.2012

the wise month

When I was reminded yesterday that today would be the first of August I was quite happy for some reason. I don't usually get excited with the changing of months since seasons tend to bleed into each other without regard for the date. But August feels special. It's filled with end of summer anticipation and anxiety. August is usually the warmest of the summer months and the only time I will willingly, gladly get into a pool or lake or any other form of water that can be found. I am going to embrace this peak and make it a highlight of my summer with more adventures--written, photographed and lived adventures--and some preparation for the months ahead. I have two large goals that I'll share with you and hope you will help me with.

1. I am going to do a photo challenge. I've started one multiple times and always failed by giving up completely, but this time will be different. The picture above is outside as I experienced it today--from indoors.

2. I am looking for a pen pal. I have a stack of postcards and extra stamps and I want to send one to you. I would love to pair people up as well with others who are interested. I've had two pen pals in my life and both turned out to be rather dud-ly. I never received a single piece of mail back. So only email me if you are really interested, but also don't feel like you have to write more than once if you don't want to. I just think it would be fun to send and receive mail from some lovely stranger and even better if we can turn them into a real friend.

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  1. Man, oh, man! I feel ya! I'm excited for August..and I'm kind of ready for the heat and then the COLD. I'm excited for winter. Good luck on the photo challenge!! I've tried so so so many times and failed haha having pen-pals is really fun, I've had a few as well! But I'm kind of a horrible pen-pal as I take forever to write back ;____; haha

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    1. I know what you mean about being excited for the next few seasons. I'm trying hard not to wish summer away though.

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  2. I am glad you are excited for the prospects of August!!! It will be awesome!!
    And thanks soooo so much for your sweet comments!!!
    AND good luck on your photo challenge! I believe in you!

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  3. This sounds so good :) August, September and October are my favorite months of the year because they have something special, it's that time between summer and autumn with that magic atmosphere.

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    1. I think I love August so much because I know it's still summer time but it sounds like autumn which is my favorite season.

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  4. This is so lovely! I am mourning the end of summer right now but hopefully once fall begins I'll remember how much I love it ;) You look adorable in these photos :)

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh my gosh I LOVE the idea of a photo challenge!! What a perfect idea.

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    1. It's never too late to start, check it out on Fat Mum Slim's blog and I'd love to see what you shoot.

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  6. I love letters & would gladly send one in return. I hope August turns out to be as productive & magical as you wish it to be!
    --Anna

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  7. We have spring just around the corner, and I'm excited for that too!
    I hope you find a pen pal - I would love to put my hand up but not sure how well I'll be able to commit to it given time constraints. :)
    Ronnie xo

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  8. oh there is something about august...it's like you know you're on the precipice of summer/fall with school starting and such. i like the precipice and find it easy to embrace august for that reason.

    i'm a big fan of snail mail if you're still looking for someone to exchange a postcard with :)

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  9. I would love to have a pen pal.

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Thanks for your nice words. I appreciate them so much.