First Break in Five Years

Blue Grosbeak

“As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation.” ~ John Battle

“The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest. But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don’t know how to rest. We may even come back more tired than before we left.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


I started this blog five years ago this spring, and I think it’s time to take a little break. Coming up with things to write once a week, then twice a week wasn’t hard until just a few days ago. I know it’s been two weeks since my semester ended, but I’m still tired. I want to sit and watch the birds in our back yard and at the bird feeder, not to mention all the other wildlife that wanders past our windows. I want to read books and watch movies. I want to take walks with my husband. I want to sit and have quiet conversations.

My husband and I are taking a little vacation over Memorial Day weekend and I think I’ll give this blog a little rest too. It’s not that I’ve run out of ideas, it’s that I need to take time to just be for awhile.

In the meantime, here is the link for the video of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare that I directed this spring. The students did a fantastic job of making Shakespeare come to life, even though we didn’t have nearly enough rehearsal time. I hope you will take a look. The themes are surprisingly contemporary.

I’ll see you in a week or two with new movie/book posts as well as things I learned while letting my mind take a vacation.

Thanks for reading, liking and commenting. There are plenty of past posts archived if you want something to read. But, I hope you take time to recharge your internal batteries as well.

Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2018

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards. It’s a historical, time-travel, magical realism, women’s novel, and is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. To join her email list, click here. She will never sell the names on her list.

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I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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