Z is for Zippity Zow

Welcome to my 2020 Blogging A-Z April Challenge. Each day, I will post a brief Journal On! Daily Writers’ Workshops lesson and prompt. Teachers, parents, and students may use the material to encourage daily writing practice, spark insight, and embrace mindful reflection.   

photo by Natalie Pedigo

Zippity Zow! We made it! And how!

Wow! Twenty-six days of journaling, discovering, and challenging our boundaries. We did it—and we did it in alphabetical order. We jotted, mused, and explored ways to paint pictures with words. We incorporated our senses, memories, and feelings, and indulged in wordplay. 

It has been a difficult month with the COVID-19 virus keeping us from our normal and threatening our wellbeing. But we are making it through, together, doing what we can to be safe and helpful. We can all be proud of the life long lessons learned during this time. Together, we will carefully move forward. 

I’m feeling rather proud. Inspiring journaling habits to the young and young-at-heart is a worthwhile endeavor. I hope the practice may have lightened your load a bit, relieved distracting stress, and brought peaceful joy to your day. 

  1. Primary Prompt: It’s a beautiful day. What is making you Zippity Zow proud today? DId you get outside, plant something, bake? Draw and journal about your proud zippity zow day.
  2. Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate Prompts: What makes you feel Zippity Zow proud? Is it finishing a difficult task, helping out, or finding the space and drive to journal each day? Giving yourself time to observe and ponder thoughtfully is worthy of recording. Write about your zippity zow proud self with joy, wonder, and reflection.

I hope you enjoyed the daily journaling challenge and that you continue to discover your voice proudly.    



Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

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8 thoughts

  1. Hi Anotoinette, While I never made it to your blog these past 30 days, I am glad I did on day 30 at least!! And will be back again to look at your posts.. Congrats on making it to Z….:)

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  2. Looks like you had a great month of ideas here!

    Congratulations on reaching z.

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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  3. Congrats on finishing another A to Z year… it’s been fun and I’m kind of sad that I have no more daily blogs to post. I had such fun in writing hubby’s memories. Thanks for stopping by. Z is always such a hard ward and I kind of took a twist on my use of it this year. Oh what will we write about next year?


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