8.22.2013

Inspired by Change

Ahhh, the first day of school... It's been an amazing summer, but my newly initiated 2nd and 3rd graders were ready for a change. And as bitter-sweet as it is to send them off, I was ready too. Something about the beginning of a new school year makes me think of this...

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and this...
 


 
Change is good. It's a new season. A cooler breeze. The smell of pencils. A fresh story idea...
 
I'm finally getting back into the groove of my WiP after feeling, well, just plain funky and should be wrapping it up soon and on the heels of a new WiP that's going to be a bit of a departure from my normal style and I'm excited for the challenge!
 
And, this is the last post for Thursday's Children. Thanks to Kristina and Rhiann and their weekly blog hop - it kept me searching for new inspiration and blogging regularly. Be sure to check out their next great collaboration - the CriTiki Lounge - it's going to be all kinds of awesome!
 
Do you welcome change or resist it? Any new changes is in your future?
 
Here's the final link if you'd like to hop along or check out the other posts:
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18 comments:

  1. I love change! And autumn, and pencils :) Glad you're getting your groove back for your WIP!!

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  2. I'm afraid of change, but I embrace it once it's happening (generally speaking). Like moving out of New England to The South. And saying good-bye to TC and limboing into the CriTiki Lounge. And sending my kiddos off to their new schools next Monday and diving back into my forlorn and neglected WIP. Tx for being part of TC (and LV and hopefully CL). xx

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    1. I hear you Rhi. Good change is much easier to embrace than difficult change. We might be making a big move soon too, and yeah, I'm scared as hell.

      Can't wait for CL, feel free to call on my anytime! I'll be dusting off my mad hula skillz...

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  3. I like change, but I also had my oldest go the middle school for the first time this year so that was hard.

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    1. Oh god, I can't begin to fathom middle school! O.o

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  4. The only constant is change and it's good that in this transient, impermanent world there is something we can rely on! Love your posts.

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  5. Ah, the apple tree made me totally nostalgic for the house where I grew up. We had three of them. :)

    I'd like to think I'm good with change, but I suppose it really matters what it is. I've had lots of changes this year for the better, so here's hoping it stays that way!

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    1. I love apple trees - lucky you Charlie.

      Here's to good change! *clink*

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  6. There is something so crisp and inviting about fall, back to school, school supplies and a change in routine. As much as I love summers and the change it offers, fall is always welcome too!

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    1. Autumn is my FAVORITE! It hasn't officially arrived of course, but when it does, I could stay there forever...

      As always, thanks for stopping by Julie :)

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  7. I don't like continuous change, but I'm all about turning points. And this made me think about the big change I'm facing November 1st--aka closing the florist end of my business so I can write more and do other things I've been craving. I picked the date for a very business like reason, but now I see it's perfect--right before winter when things are kind of mellow, before spring when new things can start happening. Man, this is getting a bit too deep ;)

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    1. I love it! Well it sounds like a good thing Pat - congrats on committing more time to writing and such!

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  8. Oh. My. God. Can I just sit under that apple tree for the rest of my life?

    I love fall, too. Everything always feels so fresh. It's intoxicating. Plus, I get to go to my first writing conference this fall, so that makes it double-awesome!

    It's been so great connecting with you on Thursday's Children! See you around the Twittersphere!

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    1. Isn't it dreamy Laura?!

      Yay for the fall and writing conferences!

      And Ditto - I'll definitely see you around! :)

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  9. I love change. I get too bored otherwise. Some would argue I initiate change WAY too soon. Haha.

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  10. I'm not always the best with change, even though I do it all the time. Next big change: moving to Singapore in two weeks. Thanks so much for being a Thursday's Children stalwart and awesome judger of virgins! Hope to see you slinging back those, um, Singapore Slings, at the CriTiki lounge!

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