Z is for The Omega: the omega Ω is the very last letter in the Greek alphabet. It signifies the last, the end, or the ultimate limit. (Wikipedia)
As a child raised in the Roman Catholic Church, I remember hearing the phrase during Mass, “I am the first and the last, the alpha and the omega.” For some reason, this always stuck with me. And so, as we come to the end of the A to Z Challenge, I can’t help but think about this: the omega, the end.
I wasn’t going to participate in this challenge. It just seemed like too much work, and don’t get me wrong, it was, but I’m not sorry I did it. The challenge pushed me to do something I didn’t really want to do, but somehow found the strength to do anyway. And best of all, it brought with it many new followers and those for me to follow, as well.
It wasn’t always smooth sailing, and I do have a gripe or two or twenty to complain about on May 7th during the Reflection Post, but for the most part, it was a good thing. It took a lot of planning to figure out what I was going to write and get my own posts up, but mostly it was endless hours spent trolling through nearly 1800 blogs. I figure I probably hit well over 600. I didn’t connect with all, of course, but I found a lot of truly fascinating people. Can’t say many returned the favor, but what’re ya gonna do? It is what it is. But as I write this last post, I can’t help but feel relieved, because…
I. AM. EXHAUSTED!
So…are you as wiped out by the A to Z Challenge as I am? Did you manage to post all 26 days? Will you do it again next year?
Thanks so much for joining me during this incredible Challenge. I may be taking a short break while I dive into my next novel, I’m not sure. But if I do, I won’t be far, and I’ll still be dropping by your place.
By the way, don’t be shocked to see a new look to my blog coming soon, that is if I’m brave enough to implement it. My publisher has suggested I brand myself and this will be a part of that. The content won’t change though. I’m still the same as I’ve always been, still learning, still making friends, still reading all my favorite blogs.