“The value of the goal lies in the goal itself; and therefore the goal cannot be attained unless it is pursued for its own sake.” Arnold J. Toynbee
I have to admit to being both excited and scared out of my mind to begin the 2014 A to Z Bloggers Challenge, as this will be my first time entering it. As of April 1, I will write about a subject based on a different letter of the alphabet each day, except for Sundays. Right now my mind is whirling like an out of control Ferris wheel debating what subjects I should write about. I keep flinging words and subjects out as if they were not strapped to their seat of my mind. Of course then I worry that I haven’t picked the best word for that letter or that my writing does not describe the word well enough. Do you see where all of this is leading? Maybe when I reach the letter “P” I should focus on perfectionism or panic.
Then I wondered if I should consider a main topic and attribute each day’s letter to addressing that subject. However, at this moment in time a main topic idea escapes me. My shoulders are stiff and arched as if I’m an animal about to be pounced on by its’ predator. Can I do this? Then I shake myself, take a few deep breaths, convince myself I CAN relax then think about styles of writing I would love to emulate.
Erma Bombeck’s style of writing about family and life has always intrigued me. My topics may head in that direction, but I won’t make any promises. I do enjoy stories with a sense of humor… so at times my attempt at humor probably will pop up like that unexpected mole that keeps hiding out in my yard. You might even find an intellectual thought in the mix too. I hope.
So please come to visit, sit down with your cup of coffee or tea to be comfortable, and I will attempt to entertain or educate you. However, in the long run, I suspect the person being educated in this Bloggers Challenge will be me.