April is here! Which means a quarter of the year is already over and that, dear friends, is insane. Even though this winter flew by it also felt really long and I am ready for some longer days and nicer weather. I’m just more productive spring-fall. March was a great month and you can catch some of the highlights in the goal section at the end of this post, but for now let’s start out with the random and fun National Days of April to help you with your planning or just for your reading pleasure. There’s always something to celebrate if we just look around :).
National Days in April
April 1st April Fools Day, International Tatting Day, Sourdough Bread Day, International Fun at Work Day, Walk to Work Day
April 2nd Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, National Reconciliation Day, Love Our Children Day, Ferret Day, Children’s Book Day
April 3rd Tweed Day, Find a Rainbow Day, World Party Day, Chocolate Mousse Day
April 4th Hug a Newsman Day, School Librarian Day, Walk Around Things Day, Tell a Lie Day ( I recommend not celebrating this day)
April 5th Go for Broke Day, Deep Dish Pizza Day, Read a Road Map Day, Caramel Day,
April 6th National Walking Day, Child Help National Day of Hope*, Caramel Popcorn Day, Tartan Day, Student Athlete Day, Teflon Day, Sorry Charlie Day
April 7th Coffee Cake Day, Beer Day, No Housework Day, World Health Day
April 8th Zoo Lovers Day, Empanada Day, All is Ours Day (??)
April 9th Name Yourself Day, Former POW Recognition Day, Cherish an Antique
April 10th National Siblings Day, Encourage a Young Writer, Farm Animals, Golfer’s Day
April 11th Cheese Fondue Day, Pet Day, BarberShop Quartet, Submarine Day
April 12th Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, Licorice, National Library Workers Day, Big Wind Day
April 13th Scrabble Day, Thomas Jefferson Day, Peach Cobbler Day,
April 14th Reach as High as You Can Day, National Equal Pay Day, Dolphin Day, Pecan Day
April 15th Tax Day, National Day of Silence, Take a Wild Guess Day, Rubber Eraser Day, Titanic Remembrance Day
April 16th Wear Your PJ’s to Work Day, Orchid Day, Eggs Benedict Day, National Stress Awareness Day
April 17th Cheeseball Day, Ellis Island Family History Day, Blah Blah Blah Day (??)
April 18th Animal Crackers Day, Lineman Day, Patriot’s Day*, National Columnist Day
April 19th Garlic Day, Hanging Out Day, OKC Bombing Commemoration Day
April 20th Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day, Look Alike Day, Cheddar Fries Day, Volunteer Recognition Day
April 21st High Five Day*, Kindergarten Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day,
April 22nd Jelly Bean Day, Earth Day, Girl Scout Leader’s Day
April 23rd Take a Chance Day, Lover’s Day, Talk Like Shakespeare Day, Cherry Cheesecake, Picnic Day, Lost Dog Awareness Day
April 24th Pet Parent’s Day*, Pigs in a Blanket Day
April 25th National Zucchini Bread Day, Hug a Plumber Day, East Meets West Day, Telephone Day, DNA Day
April 26th Pretzel Day, Help a Horse Day, Hug an Australian Day, Richter Scale Day
April 27th Prime Rib Day, Tell a Story Day, Babe Ruth Day, Administrative Professionals Day*,
April 28th Astronomy Day, Blueberry Pie, Bravehearts Day, Great Poetry Reading Day, Kiss Your Mate Day, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day*
April 29th Shrimp Scampi Day, Arbor Day*, Zipper Day, Greenery Day, Hairball Awareness Day* (HAHAHA)
April 30th Honesty Day, Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, Hairstylist Appreciation Day, Kiss of Hope Day, Raisin Day, Bugs Bunny Day, National Pool Opening Day*, Rebuilding Day*, Sense of Smell Day*
- Date varies from year to year
Every month I like to check in on how I did the previous month and set my intentions for the month ahead. Listing goals tends to keep me accountable (even if I fail horribly, which is often the case) and I love hearing what other are aiming for because it inspires me and often gives me ideas.
Be aggressive with meal prep and planning – Failed it:( Such a source of frustration. Hopefully, April is the month.
Get newsletter out – Partially nailed? I got the first/welcome one set up and the first one is slotted to go out April 1st:). If you haven’t signed up you can do so here.
Finish Blog Detox Course – Failed it. I have made progress and this (affiliate link) course is amazing. So amazing that I’m trying to be thorough and haven’t had time to finish.
Rewrite my About Me Page – Failed it. I took a webinar to help me on it but need to put it all into place.
Attend the Women’s Retreat – Nailed it. You can read about my insights here.
Start spring cleaning the house – Ummmm Failed it.
Clean out my planters from last year.- Yeahhh… Failed it.
Other March Highlights included a killer spa and personal shopper day with a friend, the Westport trip, and getting published in the Huffington Post! So go easy on me if my spring cleaning goals fell short. There is always next month ;-).
What are you looking forward to experiencing or accomplishing in April?