Some time in the month of July I came across the NaBloPoMo website. I found it very interesting that Eden Marriott Kennedy started NaBloPoMo in 2006 as some kind of a joke because she'd failed at the NaNoWriMo. She says in her blog that, “I decided that if I couldn't write a novel in thirty days, at the very least I could post on my blog every day for a month.”.
These were the very lines that inspired me to take on the NaBloPoMo challenge in July.
I started blogging everyday from the 15th of July but I was not sure whether they would consider 15th of July to 15th of August a month. So I continued blogging in August. I thought I would be able to easily post on my blog everyday, but there was trouble in paradise…..
Both my girls were down for 2 weeks in August, and getting to my laptop was getting more and more difficult, but I didn’t want to give up…not yet.
I continued posting everyday. It was getting stressful for me to post everyday as my blog has 80% recipes so it was difficult to think, cook, click photos while nursing my 5 year old and 10 month old baby back to health. What kept me going was the thought that I had taken this as a challenge and I didn’t want to give any excuse, so I used to sit up until late into the night and type. I wouldn’t get up till I finished on my post.
I didn’t want to give up and by god’s grace I have come to the end of the challenge. I want to thank God to help me sail through all challenges in life. I then want to thank my kids, my husband and my maid without whose help and support all this wouldn’t have been possible and I want to thank you Eden for helping me and people like me take on challenges sitting in the comforts of their homes and make them believe in themselves and achieve the unachievable. To make people believe that when there is almost no limit to how far you can go in what you are doing. "The sky is the limit".
A big thanks to all my friends in Blogosphere who went through my posts everyday and encouraged me with their wonderful comments. Thanks girls, “You’ll kept me going I must say.”
And I must say this has been such a fulfilling challenge for me, so I want to end my challenge with an exotic drink and that is the thick Mango Milkshake. What better way to end it than to toast to this achievement with a drink made with the King of fruits – The mango.
I used the tinned Mango pulp here
Mango Pulp (1 lb mango pulp) -1 tin
Milk - 5 cups
Sugar – 2-3 tbsps
Put all the above ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth.(As shown in the picture on your right, it is a close up of the texture of the Milkshake inside the blender.) Keep this refrigerated and serve chilled.
This is a thick milkshake, but if you don't want it too thick, you can add some water or some more milk to the milkshake while blending it