Balancing my ABCs
Takes from noon to half past three.
I don't have time to grab a T
Or even stop to take a P.
That pretty much sums up what it was like to do the A-Z blog challenge this year. I loved writing a post a day. As soon as I signed up, I took out my handy-dandy notecards and jotted ideas for each letter. I asked my brother to write a guest post the first day about our family name, Aalgaard. My sister Nancy challenged me to write about a name for each letter. I didn't quite make that challenge. I had planned to use a theatre or writing term for every letter, and I don't think I technically did that, but with the guest posts, I was able to offer up a variety of inspiring voices.
I connected with many new (to me) bloggers, including the great Nate Wilson at Sometimes, the Wheel is on Fire. He gave tips on S Day, I think, on playing Scrabble. That's my mom's favorite game. I did win one game when we visited over Easter. Since I'm non-competitive, I'd rather challenge myself to come up with the most clever word, so I sometimes miss the bonus squares. Who cares? It's about spending time together.
During this challenge, I've built followers and friends. I've enjoyed reading a variety blogs. My goal was to get some diversity, and I did. My sisters told me they liked reading my blog with their morning coffee. That's all I need to feel success.
In May, I'll plan to post at least three times a week, maybe more. I'm also getting back the the Scriptfrenzy challenge that was happening in April. I wrote five pages the first day, then got caught up with the blogs, Easter, the death of our cat, a big birthday bash for my twins, 15 piano students and our recital, and more.
Life is Good. (Tess Hilmo challenged us to write a Life is Good post. I think this is a good start.)
Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting a Fun and Games Challenge. With a blog title like Play off the Page, how can I resist. That will appear June 6.
I signed up myself and my son Bobby to do the Tour of Lakes bike ride in June. 35-40 miles for me and 65 for him. We'll probably finish about the same time.
Peace, and happy creating to all of you. Thanks for reading my blog. I feel honored and encouraged.
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: Pretend you have a whole week to yourself in a cabin in the woods. What will you be doing?