Monday, March 20, 2017

Traveling Through Time and Space the A to Z Way - #atoztheme reveal #atozchallenge

Picking my A to Z theme for 2017 was difficult, and I don't know why.

At first, I thought, "Oh, nostalgia."  For many of us, nostalgia is a fun pastime.  What would be hard about it?

When you get to a "certain age", your memories become a kind of museum.   A museum of historical events.  A museum of obsolete technology.  A museum of memories that sometimes mean so much to others younger than you.  But sometimes, those memories don't matter at all.


I've accumulated a lot of memories in 64 plus years of living, after all.

Recent memories.  Memories from long ago.  Some happy.  Some not so happy. Memories of travel.  Memories of everyday life.  Times of nostalgia.  All them, I hope, interesting.

But, we have to live in the present, too.

So, my theme for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge is:  Traveling Through Time and Space.  For most of the challenge, I will dust off some of my thousands of iPhone photos and travel once again to places I've been, and memories I've accumulated.  Other days, it will just be memories in writing.

I invite you to join me on my 30 day trip.

29 comments:

  1. Oh Alana, I have a file of themes I've wanted to use but always fall back on travel of some sort. Maybe next year I too will be creative.

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  2. Sounds like a nice theme...I'm sure you'll have fun travelling down memory lane. Good luck!

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  3. Wow! That is such a beautiful theme! And I'm sure it will be great to learning a lot from it!

    All the best!

    Cheers
    BoisterousBee

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  4. That's a lovely theme, Alana. I am doing a travel theme on my personal blog as well. So looking forward to reading yours. Happy A to Z :)
    Sawasdee Thailand at Kohl Eyed Me
    Indian Dishes at Something's Cooking

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  5. Sounds interesting, can you explain the challenge a bit?

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  6. I love a good trip down memory lane, it can sometimes be listening to some music or a smell and your mind is cast back to a time when you first heard the song/smelled the scent, the thing that then worries me is when you count back how many years ago when it first happened and you cant believe it really was that long. Enjoy your nostalgic journey :)

    Denise | The Life of Dee

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  7. It sounds wonderful Alana and I'm so happy you're tackling the A to Z Challenge too. Looking forward to sharing the journey with you through April.
    Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au

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  8. Great theme, I look forward to reading your memories.

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  9. Sounds fun and I will be reading! I have a friend's husband who is a political junky and involved in politics so his memories are referenced to administrations. It is an interesting perspective.

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  10. Wow! this promises to be exciting. All the best Alana and I am staying tuned! cheers
    shalzmojo

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  11. Look forward to seeing and reading them...good luck!

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  12. Looking forward to the journey. :-) Traveling through time with photos sounds lovely.

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  13. Nothing can be better than personal experiences. All the best for April.

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  14. Sounds like a great theme. I'm looking forward to it.

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  15. I look forward to peeking into some of your memories. Enjoy the challenge.

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  16. This is such a wonderful theme... memories and tales of the past are indeed the best ... awaiting your posts...

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    1. Thank you, Pratikshya! Past and present both!

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  17. That sounds like a fun theme - any travelling has to be good, right? All the very best for April.

    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse
    Theme : Arabiana

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    1. This will be both physical travel and travel through my memories. Hope you stop by now and again. I'm not a world traveler, but I've done a lot of travel inside the United States.

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  18. Looking forward to your memories Alana. I'm sure they will be very interesting.

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    1. I hope they are. Already rewriting some posts!

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  19. The older we get, the more we relive and cherish our memories. Looking forward to reading yours, Alana!
    Debbie @ The Doglady's Den

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! I will be checking in on your blog, too.

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  20. I hope to visit on my A to Z travels 2017! Sounds like a great theme! :)
    https://meinthemiddlewrites.com/2017/03/24/me-in-the-middle-of-the-catskill-game-farm/

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    1. Thank you, MLQ! I had never been to Catskill Game Farm but they were a fixture in this area for years.

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  21. Dropping by from A to Z.
    All the best on your theme! :)

    Anna

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  22. I love seeing the places where people have been and hearing about stories from their lives.

    Good luck with your challenge.

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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