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Monday, May 2, 2011

Reflection post

Well, the A to Z challenge is over...
 I finished!!!!!
When I agreed to do the challenge last year.. I was hoping to learn more about my writing style.. and really get some followers... I don't know why numbers are important to me...
This year there were so many in the challenge.. that I could hardly see them all... I tried to comment on 5-10 a day... but it was quite time consuming.. and then there were my old friends posts to read from last year... and then some new friends from this year.. I met Matt.. from filmattic.com and I really enjoyed Melissa Kline and Hart Johnston.. is my new favorite.... 

Thanks to www.tossingitout.blogspot.com
Arlee Bird
and Jeffrey
Alex
Karen
Stephen
Candace
Jen

For hosting.

I think I reached my challenge goal... to try to change my writing a bit.. I tried to do more poetry... and I enjoyed it... although, my poetry is not as good as I would like it to me.

But as much as writing almost daily for 30 days in order of the alphabet is a challenge ... my real challenges continue.... to go on here at home.

I did mow the lawn for the first time ever this weekend... so that was something new... but not a challenge...My real challenges for May are:


***looking for a part time job
****sticking to more of a balance... at home with my chores, blog, and social selling...
****My 5 year old
****planning my 5 year old's pirate party
**** getting a new camera... and doing my scavenger hunts again... with Ashley Sisk....
****trying to stick to my healthy eating .. . and exercise....

Pencil me in for next year Arlee... it's always fun.. and like Alex and Hart suggested we can follow the 5 people under our names in the link???? that might be helpful...

I also want to tell you how much I loved the surprise me BUTTON.... I used that every day... to look at extra blogs.... I really loved it... Great idea.. 

 

13 comments:

Grammy said...

Hi, Thanks for continuing to visit my blog and congratulations on your completing the challenge. Your list of things in your May challenge is somewhat daunting. I plan to visit a lot of blogs i didn't get the time to along with coming back regularly to visit with you and other faithfuls to my blog. Rainy here and cool today.
Love, Ruby

Pearson Report said...

It's nice to see the light at the end of the A-Z tunnel, isn't it!
Congratulation on finishing.

I wish you a wonderful May and great success in accomplishing your goals.

Cheers, Jenny

Marjorie said...

Your new fave is Hart Johnson? I'm so happy to hear you say that! She and I have been friends for over 5 years before we ever began blogging. I LOVE her. I love coming over to visit you too! I laughed so hard at your V post! That was great.

Marjorie said...

You know, it might even be over 6 years. I can't remember now.

Ella said...

Lisa, so glad you pushed through and crossed the finish line! Congrats~
You did test your wings; always good to stretch those wings~xXx

Hart Johnson said...

You did a great job! And I feel honored for the mention on blogs you found! It makes me feel warm and fuzzy!

I think balance is so hard. When my kids were small, i couldn't have put in the writing in addition to my day job... then again at that point I sort of looked at writing novels as similar to 'being a movie star' (pipe dream) at that point...

My son had a pirate birthday party when i turned 4 and it was pretty fun, though any treasure hunt should be carefully orchestrated... I had it all planned out, but the out of control kids we invited were getting into things before that part started *rolls eyes*

Good luck with all your goals!

baygirl32 said...

you have some great goals there for May, if you ever find the secret to balancing, let me know

congrats on finsihing the challenge

StardustSavannah said...

You should be so proud- I dont know that I would have been any good with all that writing!

Congrats and good luck with the pirate theme- pirates are big here in Savannah and part of our history...yay for pirates!
Hey- whats a pirates favorite color?

ARRRRR-ange.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I thought Hart's suggestion rocked! Sorry I didn't get to stop in more often. As a co-host, I was a bit overwhelmed at times. But we did it!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Your blog is so fun and I LOVE sushi....

I'm sorry I missed it. Congrats on completing the challenge.

We all found it hard to keep up. Tons of fantastic blogs out there...

San said...

Congrats for completing the A to Z and what a fab reflection :)

I'm not sooo big on sushi (I like it but...) but I do like your style!!

Cheers :)

Arlee Bird said...

That "Surprise Me" button was such fun. I lost track of how many blogs I actually visited, but I sure had fun. Glad that you had another successful year with A to Z and are ready for another. Thanks for doing it again and you are on for next year.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Tina said...

I also found it practically impossible to visit everyone during the challenge. That's why Shannon @ The Warrior Muse and I are joining forces in another challenge. We're going to visit and comment at each of the participants, starting with the reflections post. We hope you'll join us!
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