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Monday, 7 May 2012

Reflections!

              

Wow!  What a rush!   I thought I knew what I was getting into.  Boy was I wrong!  

I  resisted the idea to prepare my blogs ahead of time and just post them on the right day , because my ultimate goal for this challenge was not to just do it, it was to make sure I learned to discipline myself to write every day.  That was pressure!  Good or bad, that remains to be seen.  Setting aside the required time is something that needs to be a must for me and I seriously thought that it would be a piece of cake and  I could fly through this with my eyes closed!   Wahh!  Think again.  That was not the case.  I mean, i had chosen a word with each letter but that's like choosing a name for your child before it's born.... sometimes the name doesn't fit!!!!  So it's back to the drawing board - sort of.

Just like my 10 kilometer  run where I was exhausted before the finish line and was tempted to give up, I kept sight of the finish line getting closer and closer and by counting backwards, talked myself into finishing.  It was tougher than I had imagined,  however, it was also more rewarding than anticipated.

Will I do it again?  Most probably.  I think this must be like having kids.  It’s painful  like crazy but if it was THAT bad, everyone would quit after the first one!  Now I’ve got 11 months to figure out how to get badges on my blog site, continue to visit my newfound friends and learn from the incredible stories they all have to share.  I will plan on having nothing else of importance on my April 2013 schedule, I tell you that!

Thank you,  my brother Guy and my sister Elisabeth, to blog with me in the sidelines.  It was such a pleasure to read you every morning before my day went nuts!  Gracias fellow A to Z bloggers, everyone of you,  you all deserve a badge; not only for posting your own (or multiples in several cases)  but finding time to visit the neighbors!    Merci beaucoup, awesome organizers!  Your encouragement was truly motivating and I’ve lived an incredible month because you pioneers did it first!   Bravo and Brava!

Better Be a Little “S” than a Little Less 




15 comments:

  1. So now you know! You have both the discipline and the imagination required for this type of event!
    It was fun to follow you and also to see the interactions in the comments from other participants!
    Bravo!

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    1. Isn't that the truth! Thank you again for finding time out of you busy schedule for participating - your pictures are amazing and your story-telling has gotten even better over the years - you are amazing, bro! i love you xxxxxxx S

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  2. congrats & way to get thru! glad i got to know you =)

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    1. thank you Tara - you are a gem! See you at your place soon! Cheerz, Sylvie

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  3. Thank you so much for the inspiration. It was an awesome family time, and a pleasure to read you every day!

    Love you!
    xxxxxxxx

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    1. It was, wasn't it? I miss you 2 already xxxxxxs

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  4. Visiting from A/Z post challenge reflections. I admire you for writing on the day the letter was "due" so to speak. I wrote a few days in advance if at all possible due to my impossible schedule at times. It was a wild adventure indeed! Not sure I'm going to do it next year, but it was great to participate in this year indeed!

    betty

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    1. Hi Betty: it was not always pretty, i assure you! But armed with Phil 4:6, i tried " not to be anxious about anything but in everything, by prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING, present my blogging requests to God" and you know what? He was there blogging alongside me and smiling:). Sylvie

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  5. I'm so happy to have read your thoughts on this challenge. I used my time in visiting as many blogs as I could manage each day, having prepared my subject matter beforehand. The diversity between people's methods is awesome. Well done you.

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    1. Thank you Francene - it sure was an experience i won't soon forget! I'll come and say hello! Cheerz, Sylvie

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  6. I am stopping by some blogs that I missed during the challenge. Congratulations for finishing! This was my first challenge too but I pre-wrote my posts. I wouldn't have it any other way

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    1. Thank you Heather: i am certainly thinking i will be more prepared next year if i participate. I think it would be a blast just to visit for a month, if all was ready ahead of time. Thank you for stopping by. Cheers, Sylvie

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  7. Congratulation on finishing the challenge. During the challenge I didn't visit as many blogs as I would like to but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with the reflection post! I am so glad my journey brought me here.

    Evalina, This and that...

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    1. Thank you Evalina. Sweet month of May to relax and regroup! Cheers Sylvie

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  8. Glad you joined us in 2012 and thanks for leaving your thoughts on the Challenge.


    Lee
    Wrote By Rote

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