W is for Winding Down

We’re winding down, folks. Three more letters and the Challenge is over.

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See the mountain in the photo above? That’s where we were, on the other side of the mountain, driving through the winding roads, barely making it without going over the edge.  Encouraged to stay on by friends who came over to read and comment day after day.

Now, we’re on the home straightaway. The finish is in sight, no more sharp turns, no more dangers … I mean, not really. We’ve just about made it. Three letters. Can you believe it?

I don’t know about you, but my eyes are blurry, especially at night … but I click on one more blog. I don’t want to get too comfortable, now that the finish is in sight. I don’t want to miss out on a great article. 

I found posts that blew me away with in-depth writing and thought-provoking articles. Some funny ones, too — some really made me laugh — and who doesn’t like blogs about traveling or arts or anything that pulls you in and just doesn’t let go.

In the process, I met interesting people from all over the world. And that is really cool!

So, now here we are … on the home stretch (to use a sports analogy). Hang on tight, because this is the last winding bit before it’s all over. Before we can throw our hands in the air and say, “Heck, yeah!”

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And there it is … the last winding bit.

I thought you’d enjoy a little breather  — hey, I sure need a break to go with the great pep talks over at the A to Z Blog. Just a little time to look at the distance we’ve traveled and appreciate our collective efforts.

The Challenge is fun, but it also takes lots of time and determination. Now, here we are. So, let’s do this. Woo-hoo!

Hope to see you at the finish line.


Photos credit: Winding mountain; The Combe —  both from Wikimedia Commons.

37 responses to “W is for Winding Down

  1. It has been lots of fun but I’m waiting for April to get over for a little blogging break.

  2. Three letters! I almost can’t believe it! Can’t wait to cross the finish line and get some much needed rest.


  3. My thoughts exactly – it’s been fun meeting you, Sylvia. Love your blogs – thoughtful and lyrical.

  4. Hmm if I didn’t already have my X post planned, I would say that it counts as one final upcoming danger! It took me a bit of research, but I managed to come up with a great word! My W post means the most to me so far and I do agree, I am glad we are winding down.

    Cheers from Brandy at http://brandysbustlings.blogspot.ca/

  5. Love that first photo! Reminds me of driving in the Smokey Mountains…

  6. francenestanley

    My eyes are strained and tired, but I’ll keep them open for the bends along the road ahead.

  7. It has been an interesting path. I’m curious how many new wonderful blogs I have been reading will still be posting regularly once May hits.

  8. The end’s in sight! It’s really been a blast. Those X and Z posts could make for bumps in the road though!

  9. It’s been fun hasn’t it?

  10. Gorgeous photos, and I love the sentiment. I am so looking forward to the end of April! I usually post once a week, so six posts and non-functioning WiFi has been more of a Challenge than I bargained for. :)

    VR Barkowski

    • Thank you, V.R. We’re all a little overworked, and while I am looking forward to a break, I’m also looking forward to reading all the new blogs I came across, such as yours, after the Challenge.

  11. You put words on how I feel here! Just a few more letters now… I have such mixed feelings, look forward to the end, but will also miss this. So glad I discovered your wonderful blog and great writing, I will continue to enjoy that after the A to Z, for sure! I love the photos btw.

  12. Like you, I am also ‘winding down’. I have reduced the # of postings I read, and get tired quickly. Only a few more days left! Susan Kane at http://thecontemplativecat.blogspot.com

  13. Well done – it is quite an undertaking. I keep just missing posting on the day or catch it by the skin of my teeth. I’m already planning what I want to do next year based on someone’s topic I caught via Twitter.
    I think a little break sounds quite nice but it’s also been fun to blog and meet new people such as yourself. Hopefully I can take a look at more blogs and read their back catalogues of posts.
    Good Luck with X, Y, Z – sometimes tricky.

  14. I’m feeling the wind zip by as I coast down the hill. Whee!

  15. Love the analogy — lovely trip, and really glad it was a slow one. I have a bad habit of getting car sick on winding turns like that. But this blog challenge — WOW! I am so glad it’s almost finished, see you at the ribbon!

  16. Just keep writing! Just keep writing!! :D

  17. Great post Sylvia thank you! I too have been very bleary eyed yet fascinated by sooo much! The analogy is so apt of winding down .. I can feel it in my bones! The photographs are so beautiful!

  18. Winding down is great way of looking at it, these last few are in some way the hardest because I am not ahead of schedule anymore, but I too have blurry vision from reading so much… it has been so much fun and I look forward to catching up on all the posts I missed

  19. I’m looking forward to the finish line too but A-Z has been a great experience. So glad I did it!
    Faye at Destination: Fiction

  20. Ahh, it has been a lovely journey, with lots of new friends, but I am glad to be on the home straight!

    Rinelle Grey

  21. I’m so glad for the new friends I’ve made. It’s actually quite bittersweet that it’s ending. I hope I can be as faithful with my posting. Maybe a bit more sleep though. Jennifer a.k.a Urban Gypsy Girl

  22. I just found you here on the last day. Wonderful thoughts and I plan to check back. Thanks!

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