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Reflection on A to Z Blog Challenge 2019

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Reflection on a to Z Blog Challenge 2019

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Now that the A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 is finished, we are to reflect back on our journey through the alphabet, as we did, one day at a time.

This was my 6th time to participate, and it was just as fun and interesting as it was every other time.

I didn’t have a dedicated theme to my posts this year, but posted a variety of topics, from true ghost stories to funny word definitions. A few of my posts were brand new, but most had been written a long time ago on here, but almost no one came to visit, or commented, or even pushed the like button on them. So, why not post them again to see what would happen this time around.

Well, I had a wonderful response from my readers! Thanks so much for your support. I appreciate it very much.

I enjoyed visiting the posts of those others who were taking part in the A to Z this year, too. There are so many talented and interesting people who blog out there, and never enough time to get around to every single one that was on the sign up list. So many of my regular blogging friends were also doing this challenge, it was all I could manage to visit them, if not every day, then at least a few times.

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For next year’s April A to Z, I will probably participate again. I may or may not have a certain theme, but I’m leaning toward that, as it seems easier to know beforehand what you will be posting about. As it is, we have almost a whole year to come up with something fun and new for a theme.

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All in all, I love this challenge, and plan on doing it again next year!

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Mystery Box Chickens say, “Thank you for visiting! We did it! See you next April! Bye 4 Now!”

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The Mystery Box Chickens thank you for stopping by for a visit, and wish you a happy year ahead! They will take a little break, then will be hard at work on next April’s A to Z! See you then. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Just Jot It January – Self – Day 8

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Just Jot It January – Self – Day 8

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 8th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 8th is brought to you by Ritu! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Ritu’s word for our prompt today is “self.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Here’s an excerpt from one of my long ago posts that surmises that we all have a self-storage unit within our brains…

Self storage is where we store our past selves. Ok…cool…seems legitimate. We’re born, our brains begin to soak up tons of information, and it’s all up there in our head somewhere, right? If I really try, I can imagine the brain as a living storage building business. For each area of learning…say, language, feelings, talents learned, studies in school lessons, compassion, and empathy, love, things we hear, see, taste…all our learning is kept in these separate rooms. We respond to outside life events by opening the door to the appropriate unit in our brain, according to how much experience we’ve had.

Anyway, all our past is stored in our self storage brain, to be used in fractions of seconds. It’s amazing how that works.

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We all have the key to unlock our own self-storage rooms. Sometimes we refer to ‘triggers’, that unlock a memory, instead of a key. Lots of things can trigger a memory, either from long ago, or more recent. When you hear a certain song, or re-visit a certain place, those can set off a chain reaction of memories, good or bad. It’s amazing how this happens, and happens in a split second. You are right back to where the first incident happened. You have automatically and without thoughts of doing it, opened a storage unit room to your past self.

That’s all my thoughts for the prompt word ‘self’, today.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS