Caution: In the future don't mess with A - Z challenges. It could be hazardous to your mind.
This challenge has had it moments but now that I am approaching the dreaded "X" I realize that my life has enough difficulties without adding the last 3 letters into the mix. I never wanted this to be a situation where I had to put something up every day whether I had a good contribution or not. Sadly that is the point have approached with this challenge. Therefore, I will go back to just being "Odie".
I am enjoying just being a part of this big blog family that includes people who are happy, hurting, confused, inspirational, lovely, encouraging, generous, depressed and entertaining. I see these as people who either are helping me or need my help in whatever little way I can. That is a pretty good combination and I know for a fact I have been helped along the way and I appreciate it so much.
Quitting is not a good thing but to be honest I have had "lots" of practice over the years so it really doesn't make me feel that bad as I probably saw it coming from the start. The good part is that in the whole picture I see Odie as being much better that I was when I started this adventure June of last year, even though I feel I am so very far from where I feel I should be spiritually & emotionally. So my friends, if you are saying your prayers, remember this old NC boy who could use all he can get.