Well the challenge is over. I made it. Twenty six posts written a to z.
When I signed up for this challenge I really wasn’t sure what exactly I was getting myself into. I am not a writer by a long stretch. I’m not even sure how I even found the challenge.
I like challenges that keep me thinking. It’s as important to keep your mind exercised as it is the rest of your body. My mind was pretty mushy at the start.
Well I thought about it for awhile. I already had the challenge of making a piece of jewelry a week for a year, and I had two other jewelry challenges on top of that. I also have a full time job working 2nd shift at a hospital and I have a home and family to take care of too.
So why did I join? I wanted to prove to myself that I could write if I set my mind to it. Yes it was a challenge. First off, I have the crappiest internet ever. The only time I could post without getting disconnected was after 2 am in the morning. Any other time it was hit or miss. This alone would have frustrated anyone. I am a stubborn person; I was not going to let it defeat me before I even started.
I did not have a theme like many did, so I went with what I knew and what I liked and hoped it was interesting enough that someone else might also like it enough to come back.
At the beginning of the challenge, I took the advice someone had written and wrote my entry ahead of time, this help tremendously. Next time I will try and write more posts ahead of time. Some of the letters were very hard to write about.
Overall, I am really glad that I did this challenge. I am going to do my best to write more on my blog since I have over 300 followers now. With this challenge I’ve discovered so many new blogs that I don’t believe I would have found otherwise and maybe made a friend or two.
I am looking forward to participating in next year’s challenge. I am not sure I will have a theme. I kind of like the freedom of randomness.
See you in the Sock Zone……………..