And it’s a wrap! #AtoZChallenge
Three times in a row.
26 posts in 30 days.
I was on the verge on skipping this year’s A to Z Challenge and was prepared to not feel guilty. I was okay with the rest of my life taking priority over blogging in April. And then, I woke up on a Saturday and I decided to run with the challenge.
You know what amuses me the most?
The power of our minds. Agree or not, if you can win the battle that’s on your mind you will see how easy the journey becomes. I knew I cannot depend on blogging every day so I laid out a plan. A simple one and that was to give myself a week’s head start. That was it – I would write when I get time during the week and on any letter that comes to my mind and I surprised myself.
Another new takeaway from this year was to not stress over reading and commenting. We only have twenty-four hours a day to do many things that we do. I kept it easy on myself. Read and shared as much as I could. The days I couldn’t, I was okay with it. I learnt that I need to be kind to myself and enjoy the challenge. After all, it’s just a blogging challenge.
Three, I used technology to help myself. Scheduling Facebook posts and tweets was easy and something I had never tried. This year, it worked and made a lot of things easier for me. Stay open to new learning and life becomes easy.
I am not sure how many followers I gained or whether the stats rocketed or not but these twenty-six posts were read and shared, quoted at workplace and then over Whatsapp. Encouragement from unknown quarters warmed my heart and that stays as my favorite reflection from this year.
Yes, I am a survivor.