Monday, May 9, 2016
An A to Z Reflection
My fourth A to Z Challenge has been completed. How is it even possible that so much time has flown by? I must be having fun.
Well, the challenge is so much fun. Not only do I get to talk about my travels and relive them, I get to learn so much from other bloggers. And this year I got to reminisce about my mid-twenties with blogs devoted to the 1970's.
Unfortunately, I did not get to even attempt to go through the list of participants. I found several new blogs after they found me. Life was just too busy.
My grandson would take one nap a day and then I had my house and yard work to do. My computer is not in an area where I can see him when he is up, so I only came in here early in the morning or at night. I got behind on posts and often did not leave any message after reading. But I did visit.
I thought about books I had thrown away, donated, loaned-out never to see again. Other bloggers mentioned books and stories I have yet to read. My list of movies to see has also increased.
Someone talked about a community not being a community. That is certainly true where I live. Everyone wants their group to be the 'top dog' or most important and feels slighted at the drop of a hat. GET OVER IT! Be the best you can be and stop worrying about what everyone else thinks, or doesn't think, about you.
Reliving my youth, I remembered seeing performers live, like Sonny and Cher in the 1970's and totally forgetting that I saw Cher's farewell tour in the 1990's - or at least her first of a few farewell tours. There were songs that were part of my life and TV shows long forgotten.
And then I realized that some people call all of this 'clutter'. They toss everything old for the new and leave their history as just that - history. But this clutter of books, movies, songs are not junk to be thrown out with the trash. Our memories of our lives should be shared. And that is what happens in many blogs during the challenge.
I'll probably be back next year even if my blogging between now and then slacks off more than it already has. But I doubt that I will have the time to visit and comment on all the blogs out there. There is just too much to do in life that does not involve me sitting at a computer. And Hallelujah for that!