2021: A to Z: Reflections

It’s been only a few days since the blogging challenge is over… and I’m already missing it. I don’t know about you, but I tend to always feel that way… and then I go into hiatus on posting for awhile.

2021… A to Z Reflections

April was quite hectic for me as we were traveling for over half the month… so at night in the hotel room, I’d be finalizing my posts for the next day. Now I’m already thinking of what to blog on next… and even as far as next year’s challenge. This year, I was very late on settling on my topic, but once I had it… I was off and running.

In as much as I tried popping in and out on the blogs participating… I quickly seemed to have gotten side tracked… and I hope to get back over to that list and check on the ones I missed. Several bloggers I’ve connected with in previous years challenges are always fun to reconnect with, but always fun to discovered new ones. It’s so hard to read many blogs in trying to finish and write your own, but I tried popping in on some along and will go back and read more at the end of April.

I’m giving a shout out to a few blogs that I strongly connected with… and I’ll be checking in on them during the year… and hoping to see them again next April. There were many I popped in on, but there’s always a few that you end up closely connecting to.

Janet Smiles was back for another A to Z… and on this adventure she has taken me touring all over San Francisco… it’s been a fun adventure and I’ve enjoyed seeing San Fran through her eyes.

Mollys Canopy What a fun topic of taking a deep dive into her early teens in Endwell, N.Y, during the early 1960s. It made me remember when I wrote about my teen years around about the same time frame. It’s always fun to write and remember those years… and always good to write them down for posterity.

Weekends in Maine definitely kept my interest in “Crafts for the Home” in her 2021 A to Z this April. I discovered many new crafts I will be trying out soon… and If you are a crafty person like I am, do check her out. I’ve already ordered myself Origami paper to make her peace doves! She ended her posts in creating a Zine to showcase her A to Z of crafts… how ingenious and clever that was… and I’m already thinking I need to learn how to.

CassMobFamilyHistory: She showcased her Family Food Fare and Favourites in Australia as she digs through her memories and recipes… in rediscovering her family’s foods of long ago. It’s interesting to see how she has compared the food habit changes over the decades. Interesting theme and food choices, and I learned about many foods I had never heard of.

Anne’s Irish Family History: Anne is back for her eighth A to Z challenge and continuing to write on her family history. In 2019 she wrote about places in the United Kingdom associated with her family history… continued in 2020 with history connections in London and for 2021, she wrote on sites associated with her Irish family history. As I have connections in the UK, it’s always interesting to read about the areas.

A big “Thank You” to everyone who stopped by my blog where I wrote about my mother… through the many photos I have of her through the years. It was fun and emotional… and I can’t wait to put it in book form to share with my children. If you’ve never printed your blog books… don’t miss out on saving your stories in book form.

To read my 2021 A to Z of Mama in Photos… click HERE!


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4 Responses to 2021: A to Z: Reflections

  1. Anne Young says:

    I print out my blogs regularly. I am a fan of having paper copies as a back up. Thank you for the shout out. I enjoyed all the photos you collated. Until next year 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for your support during the challenge and for the shout out in your reflections post. I appreciate it. I can’t imaging working on the post while also traveling. It’s so time intensive but I’m glad you were able to make it work and enjoyed reading your posts about your mother. Weekends In Maine

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  3. cassmob says:

    Thank you for sharing your stories with us. It was a journey I thoroughly enjoyed and I hope it was therapeutic for you also. Thanks also for connecting with my stories and sharing your comments. The paella recipe is being scanned 😉

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