As we head into the last day of the A-to-Z Challenge, I want to say thank you to everyone who has been reading along. I want to say thank you to all of the new followers and blog subscribers. But I especially want to thank my friends and family who have been here long before we started.

I appreciate my daughter – the love of my life – who gave me some great feedback on topics and who has been mentioned frequently.

I appreciate all of my friends who have made appearances in some way in this month of writing, but especially Christine who I think got quoted multiple times. And I’m so excited about my new friend-by-proxy V., whose comments I get through Christine on the regular. I’m looking forward to meeting you in person and congrats on your big news!!

Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to just get it done in one way or another, even though life was getting in the way. I really appreciate the encouragement to just do something, it didn’t have to be great. That’s a struggle for me and a symptom of perfectionism, so I am thankful for the push to just do it. (Thanks, kid.)

I have really appreciated the comments left by new visitors and returning visitors. You really helped keep me going, as I could confirm there were people actually reading. You are so awesome! A big shout out to Afshan! Your repeated visits kept me motivated. I owe your blog a lot of reading time, which I will get to next week. I promise.

I am working on what the future is for this blog and website. I do plan to continue blogging on a weekly basis, perhaps twice weekly once the rhythm of my life allows for that not to feel burdensome. I am open for suggestions on what to write about. One of my plans is to take some of my favorite topics from this month and expand them in several directions.

I plan to start making companion videos as well, for those (like me) who are also addicted to YouTube. My friends keep joking that I need a podcast where they all can be featured guests. I love that thought and if I can get them to seriously join me, I will give that plan some strong consideration.

I’m glad to be writing again as it is both therapeutic and makes me feel like I have a purpose that I love. I also am thrilled I took this challenge to focus on a topic I’d never shared before in writing. Talking about how I improved myself was actually really hard for me, as I often feel like I’m stuck or have never learned to be an adult. As I struggle with imposter syndrome or feelings that I never do enough, it’s been great to talk about what I have done and have accomplished. I really have come a long way and I do like the person I am now.

Thanks to everyone subscribing who didn’t even complain about the days (like today) where I posted repeatedly, resulting in multiple emails, because I couldn’t keep up. I appreciate your patience.

Thank you again, all of you. You really are the best.

Join me tomorrow to wrap up this party, so we can start planning the next one!