"I'm not creative enough for that."
"I'll never be able to think of a post for every letter."
Those were the thoughts that ran through my head when I first came upon the A-Z Challenge back in March. I was browsing through writing blogs and stumbled upon a link to Tossing It Out and the Challenge. I read about it, thought the above, and clicked off the page.
The next day I decided to go back, and signed up on a whim. Although I didn't intend for this to be the case, the Challenge ended up fitting in to the overall theme of my blog. When I read about it, my first thought was the usual for me. Impossible. But then I remembered that the whole point of my blog was to try things I had previously considered impossible.
So I tried it and, as it turned out, completing the Challenge was not just possible, it was a blast. There were some tough letters, but on the whole I was surprised how easily the posts came, and how fun they were to write. As the alphabet progressed, I felt a little overwhelmed at times, but my enjoyment actually increased. I really enjoyed visiting other blogs and seeing what others came up with for each letter. The variety was amazing, and very fun to read.
One of my goals in signing up for the Challenge was to become more comfortable blogging, and I definitely think that has been achieved. I'm at four months and counting now with this blog, and I no longer feel like I'm just testing the waters with it, always ready to pull back. I've found myself becoming attached to the blog, and to the blogging community, especially through this A-Z month.
So now that I know that, contrary to my initial thoughts, completing the A-Z Challenge was in fact possible, I'm back to the question I had when I started this blog. I'm wondering, what else is possible?
I'm excited to find out.
Thank you again to everyone who visited my blog, read my posts, followed, or left comments. And thanks to Elizabeth Mueller for creating this awesome A-Z Award!