Memories from 2018 – Recap series (April)

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In my previous posts, have written about my special memories from January and also featured my most precious moments of February and March. Today, I move ahead and talk about one of my favorite months in the year – April.


The grandfather celebrating his birthday with the grandson
The grandfather celebrating his birthday with the grandson

In my eight years of a being a Banker, I have always eagerly waited for the month of April. It meant the beginning of a new Financial year and a month with new goals and benchmarks to be set. But deep within, I also accept the fact that I have always been a little biased towards April because it happens to be my father’s birthday month. On the 1st April this year, my young man turned sixty-nine and I feel grateful that we could be around him to celebrate his special day with cakes, gifts, and some delicious food.

The first month of preschool.jpg
The first month of preschool

However, April 2018 also marked the beginning of two new chapters in my life. My then two and a half-year old started his preschool and I began my Blogchatter A2Z challenge. The former meant a month high on emotions as the toddler refused to settle down in this new phase of life. It was emotionally exhausting to see him cry his heart out as I dropped him to school every day. The latter required me to publish a post on every day of the month (except Sundays) and also read my fellow bloggers work. It was through this A2Z challenge that my blogging journey found a direction and I discovered my love for travel writing as I explored ‘A dollop of Bengal’. This was also the platform that brought me in touch with some exceptionally talented bloggers, most of whom have become friends now.

Blogchatter A2Z Challenge April
Blogchatter A2Z Challenge April

If I have to sum up my moments of April, it would be fair to call it a month full of challenges as I walked on a tightrope balancing emotion and passion.

Linking this with the Tuesday Photo Challenge on the theme Challenge this week.

In the next post, I will write on the significance of the month of May in my life. Stay tuned to read the next article that will go live on 18th Dec.

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? An erstwhile banker turned blogger/writer/author. Any qualifications? A Post-Graduate degree in Chemistry followed by a second Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. I completed a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. in Dec 2020. Though I must admit that I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots. Have I done any real work? If two years in market research, six years in banking as a branch head, three-plus years of blogging, writing, and publishing a book can be considered as real work, then yes! Where do I live? After spending life like a nomad for sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Books, coffee, travel, food, and my five-year-old son. What is this blog about? Through Sonia's musings, I intend to explore writing in various genres, create social awareness, spread laughter, and give words to emotions. Anything for readers? You can check out my book 'Deal of Death' on Amazon Kindle. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this Detective fiction introducing the woman sleuth, Raya Ray could turn out to be your perfect weekend read.

19 thoughts on “Memories from 2018 – Recap series (April)”

  1. What a lovely review of your month gone by in this year – awww on the preschooler woes, that must have been heart breaking! I can remember my younger sis crying in nursery and then the teacher would bring her to my class as she was inconsolable. I was in UKG – thought I was cool and this wasnt. So I would pretend I dont know her even as she would come and cling to me. Sigh!!!! I was such a meanie. Hugs to you for going through this!!! I hope he enjoys school now!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience. Indeed I would keep wondering why he cried so much because I loved school even in nursery. But looking at his eagerness to go to school these days, I wonder how time has moved so fast.


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