What a journey! Fun, thrilling exciting journey. I had my ups and downs, moments of exhilarations and moments of self doubts. Writing the stories, pushing my limits, writing a good post and thinking ‘wow, I won’t be able to recreate the magic. Writing a not so good post and thinking I’m doomed. The most wonderful month of this year so far.
In March, Aesha germinated the idea in my mind to participate in A2Z. In her words I ‘deserve a bigger audience’. I wasn’t sure whether to take up the challenge or not, as I was busy with my son’s exams. But just at the last moment decided to go for it, prepared myself for the ‘worst-case scenario’. The challenge started, the first post garnered a great response from fellow bloggers. I knew I have to finish it, no matter what. There was no looking back.
I’m grateful to Blogchatter for providing the platform. Without their constant support, completion of the challenge wasn’t possible. I got the opportunity to showcase my stories and got to know some mind-blowing blogger friends. Sorted alphabetically , one thing I learnt from #BlogchatterA2Z is to ALWAYS sort alphabetically.
- Aesha – Decoded the midlife like a pro in her blog . A great friend, my reason, inspiration and motivation.
- Akshata– A slice of life through Myra’s eyes. I have to read the entire journey of Myra. It was hard not to fall in love with this strong character.
- Anshu– I miss Tara, she had become a part of our lives. I often forgot that Tara was a character. Thank you Anshu for your support throughout the challenge.
- Ashwini – I love her views and opinions on feminism which are done with a lot of research. She showered so much love.
- Balaka– Told the stories of different people she met, she narrated the stories beautifully. Some very interesting character with their stories.
- Iain– Wrote some beautiful stories from different European countries. Made me wish to visit all the places. I often imagined myself sitting in European countryside and enjoying the beauty. Thank you Iain for your wonderful stories and encouraging comments.
- Kanika– The queen of puns. I lost an awesome title to her. Presented each post after hell lot of research. Again a constant support, my day was incomplete till she commented.
- Lavanya – I don’t need to tell her how much I enjoyed her stories, I often hopped over at midnight to see what MataHari were up to. Out and out entertainer.
- Namy– Beautifully written the poetry for a cause. She wrote some thought-provoking poems.
- Nayantara – Posts are bible for young parents. Her posts make me rethink about having a second baby. It would have been a breeze with her parenting articles. She is always there showering love with her words.
- Neha– Wrote about Physical and Emotional Well Being. If we all follow the tips we will be healthy. Always supported me in my A2Z journey.
- Shilpa– Loved her artworks. Mixing sketching and writing is like two extraordinary worlds coming together.
- Sonia– – Her theme was dollop of bengal. A delight to see Calcutta through her eyes. Ever encouraging, waited patiently for my murder mystery everyday. I was often tempted to send her before anybody could read, but I always finished at the last-minute so could never give in to the temptation.
- Tina– Her stories about ‘An ode to Indian women’ were beautifully narrated. Whenever I was down, her words encouraged me.
- Varad– Kept me hooked with his stories with twists. Many a times shivers ran down through my spine, reading his chilling stories. His stories I always looked forward to read. he used to be amongst the first ones to comment and the only one to guess the murderer [or so he claims. I dunno 😉 ]
*I’m sorry if I forgot to mention anyone.
All of you rock, I learnt a lot from you guys. For an introvert like me, this was the best way to engage with likeminded people. Thank you for being there for me. It was great knowing you people. My heart is full of gratitude for each one of you. I would like to end the post with my favorite quote from the movie casablanca- I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.