Friday Photo: Exhaustion

Posted on September 9, 2011 by

Sometimes as I’m moving around in my day, an image gets stuck in my head that I can’t shake. Sometimes it conjures up a memory, a feeling, or provides an impulse to do something. Often, though, I just see something that I want to capture in my mind for no particular reason-it just speaks to me. I’d like to offer these images up for ‘thought contributions’-as a way to generate a community of ideas together.

As I was searching for a Friday Photo in my albums, I was trying to think of how to picture exhaustion.  I was considering just a black box when suddenly this image popped up.  It was taken in Donner Lake State Park near Truckee, California just over a year ago.  It makes me miss both having the energy of a child, and the innocence to think that if I just push hard enough the boulders in my life might just budge.

Wishful thinking?

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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Comments: 6

  • mamawolfe

    September 14, 2011

    Hi Dee~ I couldn’t agree with you more! Sometimes taking a new approach not only solves our issue, but opens up new ideas!

    Hi MA! Thank you for the Liebster Award! You are too kind!

    Hi Renee~don’t you wish sometimes you still had that determination?

    Hi Brenda~ Thank you. I am pushing that boulder myself!

  • brenda

    September 13, 2011

    This was me with my novel. I couldn’t budge my mental block. I kept pushing and pushing … in the end I had to let it come to me. I am smiling since I read one of your first posts about not sharing your words and now, you’re voice is strong and inspires.

  • Renee

    September 11, 2011

    Such a fitting photograph for exhaustion and childlike determination to overcome life’s obstacles.

  • Michael Ann

    September 10, 2011

    Yea, what Dee said. That was beautiful. I love the photo and feel that way OFTEN.

    Jennifer, your blog is great and I think you deserve an award. So guess what? I’m giving you one 🙂 Congratulations, you are the winner of the Liebster Award for new bloggers. You can check my blogsite for all the details. Keep up the good work!

  • Dee

    September 10, 2011

    Most of us, I imagine, have felt that some problem was lodged in our life like the boulder in your photograph. It blocks our path to growth. We shove and push and huff and puff and it doesn’t move. Not even an inch.

    Then, maybe, we discover that if we take three steps sideways, the path opens up again. We find renewed energy, our exhaustion disappears, and we are ready, once again, for adventure.

    The photo certainly says that to me!


  • Anonymous

    September 10, 2011

    I am exhausted from being over worked and the photo really captures how I feel!

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