Z is Zen #A-ZChallenge2020

In the first week of March, I started writing my posts for #A-Z Challenge 2020. My theme was “Love Stories”. I wrote the posts but when I revealed the theme of A-Z Challenge it was different. It was no more ‘love stories’. I decided to write about my feelings during the #coronavirus lockdown. It helped to clear the chaos and clutter of my mind.

My mind was full of anger, anxiety and alienation when I started but after a month, I feel calmer. They say ‘writing is therapeutic’. It indeed is. In last one month, I have learned to be more grateful for whatever, I have. I feel blessed to have a roof above my head and food on my plate. I wrote about my feelings during the lockdown period through my posts. I hope a few of them resonated with you.

Today, when the challenge comes to an end, a part of me is feeling sad. The sadness that we feel after a journey ends. This was a beautiful blogging journey and thanks to all of you for making it memorable. I enjoyed reading the posts of all my fellow bloggers. Some of them were informative, some were entertaining, some were funny, some scary and few made me emotional. I loved reading all of them. I hope to keep bumping into your blogs even after the A-Z is over. Let us all keep in touch. Let us build our own community.

The challenge is over but the #lockdown is not yet over. So request all of you to #stayhome and #staysafe.

21 thoughts on “Z is Zen #A-ZChallenge2020

  1. Shweta Suresh says:

    Well said, dear. I really enjoyed all of your posts and I’ll keep checking for more. Writing is therapeutic indeed. In the past one month, writing, reading and connection with many bloggers like you has made my life a whole lot easier. I’ll keep in touch. Take care. Keep writing. I would love to hear more from you. ♥️

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  2. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    Dear Balaka, it is always a pleasure to read your posts. I remember meeting you for the first time in 2018 and thoroughly enjoying your posts about people in your lives, your years of growing up in a hill station and so much more. This year, we shared the frustration and comic aspects of being stuck at home. I feel so familiar with your words that it feels like a part of me thinking aloud. Congratulations on the successful completion of yet another A2Z challenge and thank you for being a part of my April journey. We will stay in touch.

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    • Balaka says:

      Yes, Sonia I remember meeting you in 2018. Your posts on Bengal was something I used to look forward to. I also remember reviewing your book ‘deal of death’ and how it reminded me of all the women detectives in Bengali literature. I thoroughly enjoyed your posts this year too. We will surely keep in touch both online and offline. And, thanks for all the kind words.


  3. nooranandchawla says:

    Congratulations on successfully completing the A to Z challenge!
    I didn’t read too many of your posts but our themes seem to have been similar. I focused on the lockdown and staying positive through it.
    I wish you well in all your future endeavours and hope to read more from you!

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  4. Anagha Yatin says:

    Every post I read here struck a right chord with me, many times making me wonder is that you reading my mind? There was a lace of positivity to each post and that was well-received amidst the gloomy days of lockdown.
    Heartiest congratulations Balaka on successful completion of the challenges…the A to Z challenge and the challenge of overcoming the negativity of the lockdown!

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