It’s that time of year again… for the A to Z Challenge!
For those of you new to blogging this is an annual event held every April and challenges us to write daily during the month.
The letters of the alphabet correspond with the days of the month: A with April 1st, B with April 2nd, and so on. Sundays are days off and not included in the schedule.
The challenge is to write thematically to the day’s letter. There’s plenty of flexibility and room for creativity! See all the details and sign up here.
I attempted it last year, but stopped at letter G when my beloved kitty suddenly became ill with feline leukemia virus. I discovered that she had it when I adopted her and because there is no cure, I swore I wouldn’t let her suffer. So, within two days of the positive test results I took her back to the vet and said goodbye. My heart was broken and the desire to write was gone.
My post for the letter G was already written and published. It talked about the importance of Goals. Knowing that I wouldn’t finish the challenge I wrote a second G post about Grief. And that’s all I felt for a long time.
My overarching theme last year was Intentional Living. This year I’ve decided on Mindfulness. While there is some overlap between the two, intentional living is any lifestyle based on an individual or group’s conscious attempts to live according to their values and beliefs.
The definition for mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.
I’ll write about subjects that correspond with the definition and practice of mindfulness, since that is the overall theme of my blog.
If you’re looking for a way to blog more regularly and need some prompts and/or inspiration, the A to Z Challenge might be just the ticket!