I'd love to backdate this post to April 30th, 2013 as it should have been the last post in the April, 26-day, "A-Z Blog Challenge", but I will let it stand "as is" with the current date of December 29th, 2013. I'm allowing this post serve as a testament to the fact that things are never really over until you totally give up. Nothing is done until you actually quit.
While I never finished the challenge in the recommended time frame, I realize that I never quit on the challenge or blogging in general. Ideas for blogging have popped in and out of my head since April, and the fact is, it's still not too late to finish what I started. Afterall, I'm not dead yet.
I could go on and ask myself, and you my readers, why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we give up on things - diets, exercise, life changes, or any various New Year's resolution that we've made for that matter, but I'd rather focus on finishing instead. I don't know that any one of us will ever know the "whys" - too busy, too tired, too lazy, life got in the way - but I won't spend another sentence thinking (or blogging) about that.
With another New Year's Eve upon us, I am finishing this April 2013 challenge in a zen like state (hey, that's a "Z" word!) so I can move on to new blogging and life challenges. I am putting to rest the nagging feeling of incompleteness and considering this 8 month old challenge, COMPLETED.