#AtoZChallenge 2021 Reflection


It’s hard to believe April is done, isn’t it? Another month wrapped in 2021. Soon, May will be over and then June, July…and before anyone can say another word, it would be time once again to put out those pumpkins and sitting by the door anticipating trick or treaters.

With that said, I honestly couldn’t believe I survived this year’s A-to-Z challenge and one of the reasons I thought I wouldn’t survive was due to my procrastination.

This theme originally hatched last year but because of the pandemic and work anxiety, I couldn’t deal with anything at all. My mind just shut down and went into work mode.

The idea was revisited in December when I was stuck at home mostly due to the weather. I pulled out a notepad and wrote down 26 words – adjectives, verbs, and nouns. Then I created 27 posts in my blog, the first one being the theme reveal. I was determined to give myself a head-start. I would not let work or anything else drag me down. I was going to write 26 reflective stories.

I wrote 5 of the 26 stories in January, 7 in February, and 5 in March and scheduled them all to publish on their respective dates and times. I was so proud of myself for not procrastinating. Then April came and I realized I had 9 posts left to be written and at that number, my mind froze. I felt like I was on a cooking show and the host is calling 5 minutes left in the challenge and I’ve hardly done a thing.

So you might had noticed there were a few posts with just a picture or just a quote instead of a picture and an excerpt, that was me fumbling.

In the end, I was satisfied with the way it turned out. Next year, I will do better. I will be more consistent with my post formats. Now, I just need to jumpstart on a theme.

You can check out every A to Z Challenge posts ever posted on this blog by clicking on this link.

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