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Road to year end 2017

Inspired by Dr. Martina Feyzrakhmanova / her post, September Planning Session, I have decided to follow her footsteps and also be accountable and share with you what I want to accomplish by December 2017. I am counting the whole of December, by the way.

Oh, I am a list person for as long as I can remember. I love ticking the items once completed. It also makes me feel that I have control and there is order.

Here’s my list:
  1. Finish reading four (4) of the nine (9) books on my bedside table. 
    • “Four in the Morning” by local South African author, Phillipa Mitchell
    • Stephen King’s, “On Writing” (finally!), since I need to give myself some new knowledge
    • Danielle Steel’s classic, “To Love Again”, because I need to remind myself how romance or love story is written.
    • “Maybe This Love” by Jennifer Snow, purely to learn how others write romance
  2. Complete NaNoWriMo (no quitting mid way or any way!) NaNo-2017-Participant-Facebook-Cover
  3. Write a romance for my Christmas (short) story
  4. Write at least one (1) ACCA exam in December
  5. Release of “Cinderella Reimagined”, a collaborative project with fellow writer, Theresa Barker. It is an anthology of short stories written by 12 authors. This is already on the last stages of publishing. AND, launch the printed edition in South Africa via Skoobs, Montecasino.
  6. Healthy eating (more fruits and vegetables, less fast food and pizza)


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I’d really like to include “re-catalogue, this time properly so I don’t have to re-do it for the 10th time, all my photos” but that’s like setting up myself for a fall so let me think about it… for next year. If only I could find someone equally obsessive like me to rename all pics so that I can easily find what I’m looking for. And maybe take them out of sub-folders. Sigh!

On a more personal side, I have been contemplating on saying goodbye to my long hair, or some of it. I haven’t managed to convince myself to let go but perhaps, I can compromise by December… The question is: to which style or length?





21 thoughts on “Road to year end 2017

  1. Wow it’s like reading a list of a celebrity. Yes you are one. Great blogger for me to follow.
    And on the hair- leave it. It’s lovely.
    See I have taken the liberty to say so and feel very comfortable with it.
    Take care

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    1. Hahaha. Surely not. 😃 Thank you. I hope I don’t disappoint.
      And thank you for your recommendation regarding my hair. I have been contemplating on cutting it for about 6 months already.
      Take care always.


  2. You are soo ambitious, my friend! One of the things I really admire about you, Anne, is your persistence and your always-willingness to re-examine your life and see what you want to do better. Kudos!

    About the hair-style, I’ll just mention my daughter went from below-shoulder length hair to a very cute bob, and it really shows off her cheekbones. I was a little surprised at how gorgeous her new look was. Take a peek here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dancing-butterflies-wrap (this is her, modeling a shawl she designed!).

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    1. My therapist seems to think I have an addictive personality. I get addicted to busyness… Or, I’m filling up my time because I can’t sit still. Haha.

      Oh wow! You have a model daughter. Are you a proper stage mom? He-he! The hair style shows off your daughter’s lovely neck. She’s beautiful. I tried a short hair style about three years ago and realized it is more hard work than long hair. I’m a wash and go kinda girl. I did like the sophistication short hair style seems to bring out.

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      1. Anne, thank you for your lovely words about my daughter. I really liked these photos (taken by a co-worker at the yarn shop where she works), because they speak her personality through the images. Thank you! (And, being busy can be a good thing – you are a very very productive person! – speaking as one myself. . . ) My therapist has been talking to me about being more connected with other people, but in a meaningful way rather than in a serving role. Like the two of us!

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      2. I agree with you. Her photographs do radiate and she looks relaxed and herself. A very good thing. And I like the connection idea. At the end of the day, it’s how we touched other’s lives that would matter the most. We are blessed, my friend. 💖🤗

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  3. Reblogged this on I think, I say, I do and commented:

    Getting back up the saddle after a fall is anything but effortless. It is daunting. It has been a whole month since I last wrote a blog post. I have a lot I want to share but my disorganized mind has me confused and I am left paralyzed, ignorant of what, where and how to start. Thus, I decided to


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