Tuesday, April 30, 2019

(Z) ZEST (AtoZChallenge 2019)

Before I gather my scattered thoughts, I would like to thank all of you for being patient. I am blessed that you became a part of my journey and shared some wonderful experiences of your own. It motivated me to carry on. I discovered some great bloggers and I hope we continue to share our stories and thrive. 
Zest - in positive psychology is defined as living life with a sense of excitement, anticipation and energy. Approaching life as an adventure; such that one has 'motivation in challenging situations or tasks'. (Source: Wikipedia)

I must say, I have renewed my zest for life

There was a time when the mere thought of getting pregnant overwhelmed me. I was not sure if I had the required stamina. But I took a leap of faith. I feel, if I can endure these nine months, I can endure any other situation in life. I wonder if this is my euphoria or, is it the contentment of having completed AtoZ series.

I have conquered my inner fear. I faced physical, mental and emotional stress but with prayer, support and courage, I overcame these. 

I have reached the Zenith of my hopes. I may face trying times ahead, as life is always full of ups and downs. At the same time, I think I can always draw from the reservoir of energy, faith and strength that I have built up during this phase.

I am sure once the baby is born, life will throw a different kind of challenge but I am also confident that I will manage it with patience and perseverance. (Ha Ha... 'I know self-praise is no recommendation')

What I want to convey is that there are moments when you feel a sense of pride. You are upbeat about life in its various hues. 
I am ecstatic because I am in that very moment! 🙏

Do share your thoughts about how have you renewed your zest for life? What motivates you in difficult times?
I want to congratulate all of you for completing the challenge in a fabulous way. I have learned a lot through your enlightening posts.

(These AtoZ Challenge posts pertain to my thought process, physical and mental changes, stress levels & mechanisms to cope, perspective, journey and experience as a first-time mother who has yet not delivered her baby.)



  1. Congratulations on completing the challenge! I wish you all the best for the new challenges and adventures :)

    The Multicolored Diary

  2. Zest and zenith are perfect notes to end on Kislaya! Congratulations on completing the challenge, and for sharing peeks into your life and thoughts as you've traveled your road to motherhood. Wishing you much joy always.

  3. A perfect way to end the A-Z Kislaya and a perfect way to look forward to new beginnings! Approach motherhood with zeal and zest and all will be well!

  4. Kislaya,

    First off, congratulations for crossing the A2Z finish line with me. Your pregnancy theme served as reminder of my own experiences which now seems like a grain of sand in an hour glass. I'm confident you're going to make an excellent mother and you're wise to realize that new challenges are waiting for you. Parenthood is full of ups and downs, just know this while your child is small that's truly the easiest days. Once they grow up, independent and living on their own can be some of the most trying times because as a mom, you'll never stop worrying about your baby no matter how old he/she gets. Have a good day, my friend! ;)

  5. You Made It Through - Well Done - Whats Next??


  6. Congratulations Kislaya, its such a pleasure to read your post:) you are motivating and inspiring too... I am sure your you will have a smooth and safe delivery and its one of biggest joys of holding your child in your arms. Life is full of challenges and with faith and positivity we can overcome every situation which will make us stronger to face the next level.

  7. Congrats for accomplishing thirty days' and nine months' challenges. May you have the zest of shipping forward everything.

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