The end of the 2014 Challenge: I made it!!

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Once again I took the challenge and came out on the other side a better writer. I used the same strategy as last year by taking a calendar for April and writing in suggested topics. Last year the theme was relationships, this year the theme was how to be a better you. Never really blogged ahead this year, I just tried to stay on time. Towards the end,  life started to interfere and I didn’t think I’d finish. I got caught up by submitting the last few letters on the last day of April. Once again, I enjoyed exploring my personal experiences, as well as the feedback from others. Just as I did last year by compiling my posts into an eBook entitled The ABC’s of Relationships, I will also take this year’s posts and create an eBook from them. Same as last year, all of my blog posts for this challenge will disappear from my blog to ready their existence for eBook. I’ll keep you updated.

The greatest benefit is that I now follow even more awesome bloggers I may not have discovered if it weren’t for our participation in the challenge. I am proud to be a survivor of the 2013 and 2014 A to Z Blog Challenge.  As a blogger and even a writer, I strongly urge you to participate in the challenge. Here is the FAQ’s of the challenge HERE.

2014 A to Z Blog Challenge


Hey people. I haven’t blogged in a while and this challenge has come just in time to get me back in the habit. I first discovered this blog challenge last year.  I accepted and survived the challenge, posting every day but Sundays for the entire month of April. You may wonder where my posts are from last year. Well surprise, surprise I used my hard work from last year to publish a book: The ABC’s of Relationships: An Alphabetical Look Into Relationships available on as a Kindle eBook. You can find it HERE. The creator of this great challenge, Arlee Bird of  Tossing It Out, was gracious enough to even write the forward for my book. Some of my favorite comments from various blog posts even made it into my book as well (with permission, of course).


If you’ve taken time to look around my blog, you will see (if you didn’t figure it out from the name…DUH) it is primarily about relationships.  The focus is mostly on relationships of a romantic nature but some posts can be applied to your interpersonal relationships with friends, family, etc..  That brings to be what my A to Z Challenge theme will be this year: relationship with self.  This year I am writing about how to have a better relationship with yourself, one alphabet at a time.

The relationship YOU have with YOU sets the tone for the relationships you have with other people.  Some thoughts will overlap in different posts at times, after all life is connected.

I invite you to take this journey with me into self.  It is my hope that by the time we reach Z, you will know how to be the best YOU that YOU can be.