My theme reveal should have be titled “No Clue” as until yesterday I wasn’t even sure I was going to participate in this year’s blogging challenge. I love the creativity of the A to Z Challenge and it always pushes me to expand and grow my blog but having recently changed jobs in real life has left things a bit hectic for me.
Once I thought about it a little more, I realized that was a poor excuse. Who doesn’t have a lot to juggle? Life is hectic for everyone and that’s not a good reason to skip the challenge. So, I’m diving in. A little less prepared than in years previous, but ready to jump in to make it as fun and creative as possible.
I began to brainstorm theme ideas as I sat in my kitchen table looking out my window at the snow covered lake, and two thoughts popped into my head. The first is that we’ve had a long winter full of extremes most recently marked by two back to back nor’easters. The second is that winter in Maine is especially peaceful and beautiful. I had my theme: Winter in Maine.
Weekends in Maine is about optimizing life in Maine. That means living each season to the fullest and enjoying the adventures they bring your way. When we moved back to Maine I made a choice to embrace winter and I have really grown to love it. My favorite time to hike is in the winter and hunkering down by the fire during a snowstorm is amazingly calm and relaxing. Winter offers a lot of wonderful experiences and beautiful views.
I may need to simplify my posts a bit. For now, I am planning to focus each one on a picture or two with a short description or story that shows the beauty of Maine in the winter. I reserve the right to switch it up a bit as I get going since I’m still in the early planning stages. We’re also reaching the end of winter and getting ready to move into spring so I’m running out of time to get all the pictures I want for my posts and may need to throw in a few spring transition pictures to balance things out. I may be the only person in Maine wishing for one more snowstorm.
Please visit my blog again in April to see all my official A to Z challenge posts. I’m looking forward to seeing what other people are going to do with their A to Z challenge too. One of the best parts of the challenge is virtually meeting other bloggers.
What is your theme? Have you seen any other themes posted this year that you’re especially excited to visit during the A to Z challenge?