“A” is for April — Blogging from A to Z

A is for April - Blogging from A to Z

Hey folks! I just found out about the Blogging from A to Z challenge for the month of April and decided to participate, so I’m already a day behind! That’s alright, I think I’ll be able to make up the lost time!


The idea of the Blogging from A to Z challenge is to write a blog post each day throughout the month of April, Sundays excluded. It’s reminiscent of NaNoWriMo, right? But perhaps a bit easier… (Check out my own post about NaNoWriMo if you’re interested in that.) Each post has a consecutive letter theme. For example, in this post, I want to share a little bit about some of my goals for the upcoming month.

We all on board? Okay, let’s roll.

Yesterday was the first day of April, and it was lovely, sunny, and warm — I’m talking 12ºC or 55ºF… And then this happened.

 A is for April - snow

In the span of a one-hour nap, the ground was covered in snow. This is not how I pictured springtime this year. But, to be fair to Mother Nature, we did have an insanely warm winter. I suppose what goes around comes around, even when it comes to the weather. Despite the snow, though, it is indeed springtime, so I’ve set some goals for myself this month to start fresh in a number of areas of my life.

Goal #1: Spring-Clean my Wardrobe

I have so many pieces of clothing kicking around that I really don’t need taking up valuable real estate in my closet. In the coming days, I’ll be packing away anything seasonal or rarely used but potentially still necessary. (Like my Tim Hortons training uniform…) I also intend to donate anything that’s in good condition and could be put to better use by someone else.

Goal #2: Complete my Codecademy Course

A couple of weeks ago, I found Teach Yourself JavaScript on Codecademy and started going through the exercises. The topics covered in the course are relevant to some of the things I’m doing at work in IT right now, and since I don’t have much of a formal coding background, I figured it would be good to get the basics down. This specific course isn’t ideal since it’s meant to be a companion to a book I don’t own, but it’s a good starting point, at least.

Goal #3: Save 50% of my Income in April

Because Joe and I just returned from a cruise, we had a pretty indulgent month in March when it came to spending. This month it makes sense to run a little leaner, especially since my bills and necessities don’t take up that big of a chunk of my paycheque at the moment. I’ll admit that it’s a little arbitrary, but we’ll see where it gets me!

Goal #4: The Blogging A to Z Challenge!

I’ve been blogging for just over three months now, and honestly, it’s been hard to stay motivated. Why not make a bit of a game out of it? My favourite thing about this challenge is the fact that it is completely open to interpretation. Hopefully I can stick to it and not fall behind (again)!

What are your goals this month?

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