Alphabetical Emotions : Z is reached

ZZ is reached. How does it feel.  Relief tinged with sadness. Twenty-six posts completed with this being the last one. I have met some wonderful people through this challenge and it was my fault that I didn’t meet more. I was time challenged as well as A-Z challenged but I did my best and a big thank you to everyone that came and visited me.

So on my last A-Z Emotions

Awesome – so many Renaissance Artists

Caring:    A writer and gardener

Energetic  Not only does she write wonderful posts but she gets around and visits and organises. Thanks for feeling energetic and co-hosting the challenge

Feisty – Standing up for the rights of those that can’t do it themselves and there is an awful lot of love in here as well.

Glad – I’d already used H and Dina is happy Visit her in Norway. I loved Norway when I was there and I love what Dina shows us.

Hate (not really) but she reviewed books that she hated

Interest  – have a cup of coffee with psychbabbler

Joy shows through this journey through parenthood

Kindness – Anyone who loves animals

Love      “Do what you love, with love & the rest will follow.


Questioning: doing similar study to me and looking at writing

Roumanian folklore leaves you feeling you are in another world

Sensitive – some fantastic stories


Understanding – storytelling

Wonder of the Western settlement Fascinating.

Xochiti – An Aztec language word. Check out Stephanie’s X post to find out all about it

Yearning – to write and she does it so well.

I didn’t manage to do another 26 emotions and I apologise to those that visited and commented that I thoroughly enjoyed but due to my technical ineptitude I have not been able to recognise here.

Thank you to the organisers. I can’t say I loved every minute. There were emotions that I would have preferred not to visit and letters which were just plain difficult to fit within the theme but I have a real sense of achievement having written an emotion every day. I did have problems going between wordpress and blogger and blogspot and I now have people in circles, on twitter, and places that I rarely go and I doubt I will find again as I just don’t know what half of these sites are.

Cheers everybody. Great meeting you and hope to see you again next year for the 2015 A – Z.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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17 Responses to Alphabetical Emotions : Z is reached

  1. Sherri says:

    Very well done Irene! You did an absolutely awesome job with this challenge! Maybe I’ll join you next year…ha!! Lovely idea to give a shout out to all these blogs but then you are such a lovely, kind person.
    You mention circles…I’m on Google Plus and have recently had 4 people add me to their circles but I don’t understand how to use it! If you find me or I find you maybe we can create a circle? Is that how it works? I’m with you on this one…maybe for another time when we can get to it! Happy day my friend and many congratulations on completing this very challenging challenge 🙂 xoxo


  2. Lovely, Irene. Thanks for visiting my blog and I’m so happy to have found yours! I look forward to your future posts, especially those gorgeous photographs! By the way, from your posts I’ve discovered that lots of those adjectives – joy, caring, kindness, thoughtful, interesting, feisty and awesome – apply to you!


    • Noelle I’m really glad to have found your blog as well and I look forward to visiting on a regularly. By the way I have been keeping up although something always calls me away before I get to the end but I’m looking forward to finishing them all (especially X) for xtremely wonderful El Grecco. Thank you for your lovely compliment. Cheers Irene


  3. birdosan says:

    Loved the fact that I connected with you through the A to Z challenge. Bravo for hanging in there. I will be back to see what you’re blogging about once you rest up. Thanks for mentioning my X post!
    fellow and very relieved A to Z challenger


  4. Congrats on reaching the end, Irene. Feels great doesn’t it. I sure was ready for Z. Great meeting you, too.
    Silvia @


  5. Lisa Reiter says:

    Your level of commitment to blogging continues to daunt me. Apparently the Inuit have a word for fear accompanying awe – I’m sorry I can’t remember it.. But I have it here! LOL xx

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