There is no elevator to success, one has to take the stairs.
I took the stairs; one day – one alphabet at a time, just like many bloggers across the world. Reason? An urge to join the A to Z challenge. What was the outcome? A sense of accomplishment? Satisfaction? A worn-out feeling? Been-there-done-that pride? Vastness of the world around me? All of these and a lot more. A to Z challenge, turned out to be a test of endurance.
Upon completing the challenge successfully by surviving it, I am lost in reverie of reflections.
The first thing that occurred to me was the very first step that I took into the challenge. I had set out with a handful of aspirations. I labelled them ‘A to Z Aspirations’. How did these aspirations appear to me from the 26 steps up, when I check them today? This thought roped in a fresh new post…
‘Survive with grace’ was my motto when I made up my mind to plunge head into the challenge. A little bit of planning and scheduling of the posts, a great push from blogger buddies and rock solid fall back of Blogchatter helped me achieve it. A million thanks to my friends and regular readers for their constant encouragements and uplifting comments. I couldn’t have come this far without you all.
I had a theme that focused on living life light, taking every moment as it is and enjoying it to the fullest. With 26 stories from the ordinary day to day life, I highlighted the same essence. Going by the feedback I received on the posts, on various social media platforms, I am so glad that the idea of loving life and living it resonated well with readers.
I had thought of carving a niche for myself (sounds so lofty now!) Did I achieve that? All I can see that I now have paved the way with this challenge. The journey of thousand miles has just begun. I am so ready to walk ahead with uplifted spirits, new found poise and at my own peaceful pace; for I wish to smell the daisies en-route!
All throughout the challenge, networking was the most significant undercurrent that guided my ship of aspirations, never letting it go astray or sink! Had it not been the staunch support of Blogchatter, blogger friends, readers and well-wishers, I would not be in a position to write this post! Thank you is such a minuscule word. It simply fails to express my gratitude. Abundance can never be engulfed by the limits of horizon…
Now that I have weathered ‘A to Z Challenge’, the elevated spirit is reciting the lines by Robert Frost and those haven’t stopped echoing in my mind…
The woods are lovely dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep!