I’ve been blogging for eight years now. That’s a long time and much has happened in my life since I sat down to write that very first post the Saturday morning after school let loose in 2010. That happens to all of us.
I’ve been inactive on the blogosphere for quite a while. 64 days… my longest stint of inactivity, ever. I had attempted several Weekly Photo Challenges and I started writing a couple of other posts, but didn’t finish them and when I had time to complete them, they were no longer relevant or the original idea had escaped me. The photo below was a for a post which did not make it……by the way, I love clouds.
A couple of weeks ago I had lunch with a couple of high school classmates and they asked me about my absence and I explained I had just been busy, very busy. Family, school, and me. Sometimes in a different order. They urged me to write again and I said I would.
So, I was surprised to read that this week’s photo challenge is the last.
Yesterday morning I poured over previous weekly photo challenges going back to the very first post in April 2014. I remember that first photo challenge post well and I recall writing many of the posts and can recall where I was sitting while I worked. Memory is a remarkable gift. Along the way, I’ve met some remarkable bloggers and I began following many new folks seeing new things and new places. I’ll miss that…….but I am sure I’ll find a new way to broaden my horizons. I realized I love sunsets, sunrises, and flowers. Here are my all-time favorites and I included the first and last for reasons of nostalgia. The posts are linked below the photos.
Last week, I played “Today is Gonna Be A Great Day” by Bowling for Soup for my 8th graders and asked them to tell me how they were going make their 80 days of summer count. It was a good list, but very typical of a 13 or 14 a year-old. If you hang out with young adolescents like I do, you understand. Their summer began Friday at noon.
Summer break begins for me tomorrow at 12:30 and I have BIG PLANS for my 72 days of summer break. I hope you follow along on my summer adventure and I hope to maintain the inertia into the coming school year. Today is gonna be a great day, so, I had better jump up, jump in, and seize the day before it seizes me. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, looking back, but more importantly look ahead. Always ahead.
When was the last time you took a LOOOOONNNNGGGG vacation\break from your blog?
Welcome to the final installment of the Weekly Photo Challenge. This post is inspired by Word Press’s Weekly Photo Challenge, it’s the last one for them. I am sad, but all good (and bad) things come to an end, eventually. This is the text of their message to their followers…. In wishing you a fond farewell, we wanted to share our all-time favorite photos with you. We welcome you to share your favorites with us. Happy photographic trails!