PPREHENSIONS: I was hesitant, unsure and fearful and downright skeptical about my joining the challenge because I knew in my heart that I won’t be able to finish it! The effort that it would take to come up with a post for six consecutive days in four weeks and was limited to my chosen theme, was astounding … yet, with my desire to let the world know about my little islands in the pacific was a driving force that made me sign up (on slot 1125 initially).
ATS ON THE BACK: I even wrote Arlee to ask him some clarifications and he was one kind man who answered every query and was so encouraging that I knew in my heart that I did the right thing of getting myself signed up as a participant. Another kindness extended me was when Judy of raisingthecurtain mentioned me in her blog, I was enthralled, sad part was I did not even say “thank you”. Today, I apologize for not doing so, but utterly grateful for her generous encouragement.
EALIZATIONS: Being new in this creative endeavor of blogging, I have realized that by God’s utmost inspiration, I was able to hurdle challenges beyond what I thought was impossible to overcome and be victorious through HIM. There were not many comments I was hoping to get but I am thankful for every one of them who stopped by and gave me much support. I know that they spent even a few moments to be with me when they read what I wrote and spared a little more when they shared what they thought of what I painstakingly prepared for each prompt.
NSPIRATIONS: The A to Z April Challenge is one venue that should be supported by more bloggers everywhere (although the number increases by leaps and bounds annually) because it is a place to meet new friends, learn from and express oneself. Ultimately for me, it inspired me to know that challenges are meant to be prevailed over in whatever way one pursues to do so and still come out of it triumphant. Also, the insatiable effort and patience of the people (team) behind this challenge served as inspiration, may they continue to uphold such resolve and carry on until forever!
OOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT CHALLENGE: As early as today, I limber with enthusiasm at the thought of being a part of the challenge next year. Likewise, I look forward to maintaining blogging exchanges with those I met along the way. Also, may I suggest, to list participants according to theme (if they decide to have one) so it will have some semblance of order, although the random list treatment gives an element of surprise that is engaging and appealing.
Please note the borrowed letter banners that spelled the month of the challenge which also spelled my name … “Hi, I am April and I am a survivor and “victor” of the A to Z April Challenge!”