A to Z 2021 – Reflection

Welcome to my A to Z Challenge Reflection post. It was certainly a fun one for me as I traveled through San Francisco, a city I have known and lived within a few miles of my entire life but had never seen as up close and personal as I did during the last month. I was able to visit some old favorite spots but also found some really new (to me) interesting places to go back to sometime. It’s funny because I usually go through the A to Z with pen and paper in hand ready to jot down those books and movies I read about in other blogger’s posts but this year I had to keep a list of places I wanted to revisit from my own blog!

In case you missed any, here is a list of the places we saw.

Enough about my topic though, let me introduce you to some other folks who did a wonderful job with their A to Z themes:

Crackerberries (Barbie) wrote Love letters to herself, but they were certainly words that we could all use.

J. Lennie Dorner, in addition to being one of the Challenge coordinators, highlighted his favorite bloggers and gave us some tips on new books to read. I was honored to be his letter “J.!” And I’ve said it before, it was one of his comments that gave me the idea for my theme this year, along with the coloring books I got from the San Francisco Chronicle.

John (also a co-host) gave us music using the call letters of radio stations and Mary at Jingle Jangle Jungle gave us music from the 80’s. It was great to open one of their blogs first and then listen to the music as I read the rest of the folks.

Frederique gave us some great DIY ideas. There are a couple I’d love to try and Weekends In Maine (Karen) also shared some crafty projects.

Trudy at Reel Focus gives us some movies that represent human needs. Added lots to my movies to watch list.

Mike gave us reptiles. Some were really interesting, although I’m not really a fan of snakes! Turtles aren’t so bad.

Jill gave us the idiom of the day, Cathy drew us Looney Tunes and “T” told us what she is looking forward to being able to do again once the pandemic is over.

We can’t forget to thank the founder of the A to Z, Mr. Arlee Bird who told us all about rivers.

I didn’t get to visit as many new bloggers as I wanted to because it was hard enough to keep up with my own and visit the folks I already knew. Thank goodness for the Road Trip and the Master list so I can go back and visit now that the rush is over.

Thanks again to all who visited my blog and left such kind words for me. I’m going to have to think really hard to come up with next year’s A to Z!

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27 Responses to A to Z 2021 – Reflection

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  5. E.A. Wickham says:

    That’s a great list for me to refer to when I visit my kids. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Miss Andi says:

    Congrats on completing the challenge! I’m so with you about not having enough time before to visit more blogs, but now it’s a good way to keep the A to Z spirit going! πŸ™‚

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  9. janieleeds says:

    Great job Janet! That was a huge amount of work and creativity! Good for you!! You did it!!

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  10. It was a delight seeing San Francisco up close and alphabetically through your eyes, Janet. And how fun you have a list of places to return to and check out further. Fun extended!

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  12. Ally Bean says:

    It’s not officially over until you’ve reflected! It was fun to see your city through your eyes, and can only imagine how much work it was to get these posts together. Thanks again for the great tour.

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  13. Well done, Janet, you’re A to Z was awesome! Sue from https://suestrifles.wordpress.com/a-to-z-2021/

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  14. It can be so fun to visit a place you know well with new eyes. I love exploring areas close to me in Maine like that too. Thank you for the shout out. Weekends In Maine

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  15. J-Dub says:

    Aww. I made your reflections. How cool is that! I’ll get to mine soon. It I ever get off the phon. Today has been quite a day.

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  16. Hi, Natalie – I love your refection and wrapup. San Francisco is such a beautiful city and you have covered it well. Thank you also for introducing us to others who also participated in A – Z this year. I look forward to checking some of them out!

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