When I set the optional theme for this week as “Resolution,” I said, “A resolution can be something that you resolve to do. It can also be the end or conclusion of something.” Though I hadn’t made a decision about the future of 52 Ancestors at that point, I think deep down I knew it was time for the Challenge — at least in its current form — to come to an end.
2015 has been intense, for lack of a better word. My career took a new direction, which presented challenges, but many, many opportunities. My mom has been fighting Stage 3C colon cancer. She had surgery, followed by months of chemo (with some radiation thrown in for good measure). Through it all, she has been a pillar of determination.
Many of you have reached out to thank me for the 52 Ancestors Challenge. But I want to thank you. It has been wonderful reading the stories of your ancestors and how you discovered them. It has been wonderful getting to know you through your writing and through your dedication to genealogy and family history. You inspire me to learn more and discover more.
Many of you have said that you intent to keep writing, but that it feels like time to move on from the Challenge. That’s how it feels to me, too.
I’m not stopping writing by any stretch of the imagination, but I will be doing it over at my other site AmyJohnsonCrow.com. (You can click on the link to the blog near the top of the page.) I hope you will join me over there.
Don’t forget to leave a link to your Week 52 Ancestor in the comments below. (And take a look at the posts from Weeks 50 and 51: Naughty and Nice. There are some fun posts there!)
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support and encouragement.