The August Break 2014

Hi everyone,

This year, I decided to do The August Break again, a daily photo challenge by Susannah Conway. My enthusiasm has been renewed and I will definitely do this challenge again next year! The community on Instagram was really awesome and the pictures taken, inspiring. Here was the program for the month:

And here is my take:

Day 1 (travelling): Lunch

Day 2: Pattern

Day 3: Window

Day 4: Orange

Day 5: Three


Day 6: Reflection (by far, my favorite)

Day 7: Today is... about crossing bridges

Day 8: Selfie

Day 9: In my bag

Day 10: Drink

Day 11: Handwriting

Day 12: On the table

Day 13: My guilty pleasure (a little game here and there from the early 1990s on my Gameboy!)

Day 14: Hands

Day 15: Blue

Day 16: Look down

Day 18: Bookshelf

Day 19: Black & White

Day 20: Peaceful

Day 21: Treasures

Day 22: Shadow

Day 23: Adornment

Day 24: Memories
My Grandpa's first wedding. I told the story here.

Day 25: Little

Day 26: Morning

Day 27: Lines

Day 28: Something new

Day 29: Nature

 Day 30: Love

 Day 31: Soft

 Sabrina S.


Daring to be creative - new blog direction

Hi everyone,

It's been a while... I needed to rethink what I wanted to do with this blog. I changed its name, as you may have noticed. I had to change names to regain anonymity. It really bothered me that my students could read it. Now, it should be fine. Then, I spent a month trying to use Wordpress, but I just couldn't like it, so I just changed the name of that blog and decided to go on with blogspot. So much easier! Then, I took Blogging from the Heart by Susannah Conway and I did a lot of soul work to decide what I wanted to do with this online space.

Now I have a firmer plan for it but also about how I want to lead my life in general. The soul searching of these past few months led me to this realization: It all boils down to injecting more creativity in my daily life, as well as more balance and self-care. Overall, creatively speaking, I've made progress compared to before, but there's really a lot of room for improvement. I also realized that I, like many people I know, make up so many excuses for not being creative. You know the cult of over-busyness or the "damn, not enough time" one... Let's face it: I'm just too scared to just dare, hence the new name of this blog: 


It encapsulates my new focus. Little by little, step by step, opening up and daring to express what I feel and envision inside. I'm lucky not to suffer from a lack of ideas, but it's more a question of being afraid to be seen and fearing rejection as well as a fear of not being skilled enough. Now, I feel I can go beyond these self-imposed limitations and just give my creativity a serious try and see how things go from there. I have always been boiling with ideas and stories, materializing has rather been my #1 issue. When you were really creative as a child and that your wings were clipped, it takes a lot of soul work and effort to grow them back and reclaim your right to it. 
So here I am today... Daring. Finally!

Sabrina S.