08 April 2022


A to Z Challenge
Gasping.  Haha.  Thought I’d written Grasping.  How the addition or deletion of one letter can change a word.  Perhaps if I’d finished this challenge last year, I’d have caught it then.  Well, it certainly can help me with this year’s theme.  Cause both of them fit.  How so?

Well, I gasped with surprise when I found I’d accomplished a bit more than I thought I had.  Now this includes a whole lot more that one doesn’t always think goes with writing. Then I did the hap hap happy dance around the kitchen.  That’s the one thing being in the HB90 course showed me.  To really look at the things I’d accomplished and review their worth to me. 

My thinking was stuck at just the broad outlook on my plans.  How’s that saying?  Couldn’t see the trees for the forest.  Guess I was walking with my head in the clouds.  Perhaps not just in the clouds. 

I had a lot of personal loss to deal with also, not just the health issue.  Think being isolated so much during 2020 and 2021 forced me to deal with issues in a manner I’d not have done if there hadn’t been an epidemic, pandemic.  Fortunately for me, most of the losses I suffered were shared amongst family and friends.  There were a couple during the pandemic that we’d only used social media to cope with.  

So, last fall, I’d reviewed all my plans, found some papers I’d written and took stock.  And gasped with surprise. I’d accomplished a lot.  Duality of 22 has helped me with my outlook on life. 


  1. Gasping with surprise in a good way ka good. Good luck with all your endeavours

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  2. The pandemic years have certainly been a time to take stock and to gasp.


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