#AtoZChallenge : Theme Reveal

theme revealAfter the wonderful experience that I had participating in the A to Z challenge last year, this year I didn’t even thinking a second time before deciding to sign up for the challenge. Last year was the first time I took up the challenge. I was really worried if I’d be able to complete the challenge. I not only completed the challenge, but I got to learn a lot from the challenge. Choosing a theme and sticking to it for all the letters of the alphabet, making sure that a post went live every single day, reading, commenting and sharing on as many posts as possible wasn’t all easy. But nothing could beat that feeling when I completed the challenge except that feeling of publishing my own ebook based on the posts that I wrote for the challenge.

Let me not dwell on the success of the challenge last year and concentrate on what I intend to do this. When taking up a challenge like A to Z Challenge, it is always good to have a theme. It is easier that way because you don’t have to think about the whole wide universe to figure out what to write. Though having a theme makes it easier to write your posts for the challenge, choosing a theme is definitely not an easy job. Last year I chose to write letters because I miss the charm of writing and receiving letters. This year I was clueless what to write about and I kept thinking about things that I could write about. It was my dear blogger friend Chandni who helped in choosing my theme. So what is my theme?

“Life and times of a twenty something”

Life and times of a Twenty something

Why did I choose this?

Because I am a twenty something!

But why again?

There is so much that happens in our twenties. I’m somewhere near the middle of my twenties and there are so many things that I’ve experienced. Graduation, first job, first salary, staying away from home, dating, being broke, being bored with that job that you worked so hard to get, relatives and neighbours sneakily trying to find a suitable bride/groom for you when you’ve no idea about what you want to do next in your life. You are a mess.

You thought you’d have everything sorted, you had those dreams in your eyes when youΒ graduated. But when you look at it you’ve nothing sorted, you don’t know which way to take. Then, you ask yourself “What am I doing?” Those dreams that you once wanted to turn into reality are still dreams.

But then you have those moments of pure bliss! Buying something for your parents with your hard earned money, being appreciated at work, excelling in a skill you never thought you had, realizing that you have friends who are real gems and are always there for you and maybe finding the love of your life. Twenties may be a mess, but then when you look back they are a beautiful mess!

Drawing from the experience that I’ve had so far and looking forward to the things that I expect to do during the remaining years of my twenties, these posts will come straight from my heart and maybe also the hearts of my friends. Music is close to my heart. Hence I’ll try to have a song title as the title of my posts. This again is the brainwave of my dear friend Chandni. Yes, please do suggest songs that you think capture any aspect of being a twenty something.

To start off with the songs, here is “Twenty something” by Jamie Cullum.

If you are a twenty something or not, I hope you’ll enjoy my posts. I hope you find something that you can relate with. Looking forward to your support throughout the challenge.



76 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : Theme Reveal”

  1. Thank you so much for a mention Reema !! The selfish reason why I suggested the topic is because I am looking forward to relive my twenty something’s with you !
    The joy , the spirit , the feeling of being alive and all that with literally a background score .

    Can’t wait to read your posts Reema and if you need ideas you know I am always a buzz away !

    Wish you loads of blog love all through April πŸ™‚

    • Reema D'souza says:

      Thank you so much Chandni Yes I know I can contact you when stuck with something. Hope you can relive your twenties

  2. Shalzz says:

    That’s a fab theme. This is my last year as a twenty something and I am so eager to reading your posts πŸ˜€ Here’s to a fantastic April πŸ™‚
    Kohl Eyed Me
    Something’s Cooking

  3. Mohit Madan says:

    As a twenty something myself and taking part in the A to Z Challenge for the first time – thanks to Chandni, I look forward to your posts. πŸ™‚

  4. That is a cracker of a theme! Look forward to reading your posts. All the best, Reema!:)

  5. pythoroshan says:

    Love the theme and looking forward to reliving my own past memories through this. Will be back with song titles once I get a few that I feel fit πŸ™‚

  6. Great theme! Even for those of us not in our twenties, I’m sure there will be much we can relate to in your challenge posts. Weekends In Maine

  7. Vinay Leo R. says:

    That’ll be fun. You’re right. A lot of milestones happen during the twenties. Waiting to read your journey through the alphabet, Reema.

  8. shalzmojo says:

    Alright! thats a smashing theme Reema; your perspective would be so fresh and new to it! All the best for the challenge. I am looking forward to your posts.

  9. Suzy says:

    Look forward to your life and times. All the best

  10. medhanagur says:

    Wow one awesome theme. Yes I was in my 20’s too but feels like long long time ago. Would definitely like to read your posts and reconnect with my past. However it’s always the same feeling as you grow. You say there is a lot that happens in 20s you would say that again in your 30s and 40s and every decade that you live. Life doesn’t stop teaching us all the good as well as bad. All the best for you A to Z.

  11. That’s an interesting theme! Looking forward to your take on Life πŸ™‚ Good Luck!

  12. Ruchi Verma says:

    Life is beautiful jus like your theme !!

  13. Since I am also in my 20s, thou late 20s…. looking forward to this. πŸ™‚ All the best!

  14. Great theme you’ve got there! I guess it’ll be a trip down memory lane for me having been in my thirties for three years now πŸ™‚ Good luck with the challenge!

    Sanch @ Sanch Writes

  15. Natasha says:

    Thats quite a well thought of theme. Enjoy the ride Reema. My theme is at http://natashamusing.com/2017/03/atozchallenge-2017-theme-reveal-travel-epiphanies/

  16. Since you mentioned the wedding thing of being 20, *giggles*, I’ll suggest one song: Death of a Bachelor by Panic! At the Disco

    This theme is going to give me all the right hints on how to get my life together when I turn 20! Wishing you all the best, Reema! I’m sure you’ll do a fab job with this theme, just like the letters you did last year ❀

  17. Neha says:

    A lovely way to cherish your twenties! Time flies, but you will always be able to go back to your 20’s life! Looking forward to reliving my twenties through your posts πŸ™‚

  18. randommusings29 says:

    Sounds like a really fun theme with loads to talk about! Enjoy the challenge πŸ™‚

  19. Parul Thakur says:

    I wish I was twenty something πŸ˜›
    That’s a great theme and I am sure if you will do great. Good luck, Reema and I will root for you this season too.

  20. dew cool says:

    Profound theme.
    Excited and get to learn and discover a lot about it during this period. Thanks for sharing & best wishes for A to Z challenge 2017 Get Fit and Healthy with 26 Healthy living days

  21. kalaravi16 says:

    Reema I love this theme and I am sure, the far from twenties folk will be eagerly following your posts to live vicariously a part of their happy youth through them! Wish you all the very best for the challenge and a big congrats on this amazing milestone! Love n hugs!

    • Reema D'souza says:

      Thank you so much Kala! You’ve been the source of so much support and encouragement πŸ™‚

  22. Sreesha Diva says:

    Hey my post titles are song titles too! Same pinch πŸ˜€

  23. vinodinii says:

    I anticipate that this theme is going to send a lot of us down the memory lane. πŸ™‚ Good one. Keep rocking!

  24. Seema Wadhwa says:

    Hey Reema,

    Here’s a blogger and twenty something who couldn’t be more excited to read your experiences and share mine!
    Looking forward to the posts πŸ™‚

  25. deepagandhi says:

    Love this theme Reema. It will surely be fun to read all your posts and I love music too ..so that will be my another reason to wait for your posts. πŸ™‚

  26. Tina Basu says:

    Reema, I love that song. and the theme is so you – perfect. Will wait to read the experiences and anecdotes. All the best.

  27. You just made me feel a decade older, young lady!! But an interesting topic. Yeah, 20s are very happening. I won’t say the most happening but definitely the foundation for the rest of our lives.
    This should be interesting :). Good luck !

  28. Awesome writeup.

  29. Ah! Lovely theme πŸ™‚ I’m sure it will remind me of my twenties! Fun! Fun!

  30. pratikshya2 says:

    I am in this age bracket… i would need this.. πŸ™‚ awaiting your posts on the theme… Happy A to Z!!!

  31. I love you and i absolutely love your theme.
    Ping me if you need ideas on a lost 20s

  32. John Holton says:

    It’s been forty-something years since I was twenty- something. This could be quite an eye-opening experience. Looking forward to seeing what you do.

  33. I think you will be speaking for so many of us….especially those who do not belong to the club anymore. So looking forward eagerly to read through your posts in the challenge.

  34. Shailaja V says:

    A very different and dare I say it, a challenging theme, Reema πŸ™‚ But knowing your confidence, you’d pull this off. As an almost-40-year-old and late-30s-woman, this will be fascinating to read πŸ™‚ All the best!

  35. Sharu says:

    OMG! Such a wonderful theme idea ! I’m twenty something too and I have hell loads to connect with I’m sure. Very much looking forward to this series ^_^

    – Sharu from http://www.vintagemadras.com

  36. What a fun theme. You have me wishing I could turn back the hands of time. My twenty’ s were by far the best time of my life. I don’t mean that I don’t love and adore my kids, becuase I didn’t have my first (triplets) until I was thirty).I just mean that my twenties were filled with college and law school and a time of pretty much zero responsibilities. My then boyfriend, future husband and father of my children and I toured the world, took a semester at sea during law school, a semester on the Greek isles and we basically just bumbed around and had the time of our lives while learning everything we could. You’ll never get another chance to live the way you do in your twenties once you have a career, family, mortgage and a boatload of responsibilities. Of course I wouldn’t trade my family for anything in the world, I’m just so grateful for the adventures of my early years. I’m really looking forward to reliving that decade of my life through your blog posts. Can’t wait to read them. I’ve bookmarked your blog for the challenge. It’s going to be so different this year without the list, but I’m trying to devise a system. I hope I can find the new participants. Have fun.

    Melissa @
    Sugar Crime Scene – A to Z Challenge

    • Shannon says:

      Wouldn’t it be nice if we could go back and time and do it all over again! Do it better or differently. How nice.

  37. purrfectgirl says:

    I am 17 years old now, and I can already see this theme teaching me some good life lessons! Excited to tag along!
    ~ Madhu
    from purrfectgirl

  38. upasna1987 says:

    Fun filled theme. You will find me around.

  39. Age is just a number. The number in your head never really matches the one on paper or the one staring back at you in the mirror. I suspect that much of what you’ll write during the month will resonate with other ages, too. The 20s were a good time, but I’m not sure I’d go back if I could choose to. 50 is the new 30, by the way. And by the time I get there, I’m hoping 100 is the new 50. πŸ˜‰

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