Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Write ... Edit ... Publish ~ NEW BEGINNINGS (Jan.)



It's time yet again for WEP, the monthly hop hosted by Denise at L'Aussie writing. You can check out January's blog list here. And now here is a bit of info about this month's theme:

It's time for the sign-up for our first challenge of 2014 - NEW BEGINNINGS. Whatever comes to mind that expresses NEW BEGINNINGS - you may want to share a true story, a fictional story, post photos that typify NEW BEGINNINGS...whatever you want, it's your choice!

So, with that out of the way, I thought I'd just put up a little list of new beginnings I'm anticipating experiencing this year (and I must admit that I haven't really done much editing of this list, but now that I've written it I'm going to publish it here on my blog):


  • I will begin to be completely student loan free sometime around the middle of this year!
  • I will begin a new travelling phase when I order a new passport at some point, since both of mine have long since expired (I have a British and Australian passport)
  • I will begin to very much enjoy my built-in bookshelves at home - once they've been built in, anyway
  • I will begin yoga again, at some point this year
  • I will begin to drink from a brand new bottle of Bailey's, at some point (I haven't had my beloved Bailey's in quite a while now)
  • I will begin a new life wherein I no longer have the Brothers' Grimm fairytales on my GoodReads "currently reading" list, and,
  • I will begin to read Ursula le Guin's Earthsea series at long last!

I think that will do for now.

P.S. Achieved my first goal from my list - rewriting LOST, MISSING, GONE. Neeeext!

P.P.S. Just finished reading Mina Lobo's THAT FATAL KISS, and loved it.

24 comments:

  1. Hi Trish. I admire the way you carefully consider your goals. I belong to the school of: 'If you aim at nothing, you're sure to hit it!' I wish you every success meeting those considerable goals for the year/future.
    I drank a whole bottle of Bailey's whilst travelling. Bought it cheap in Gibraltar and had to finish it before we flew out of Spain. I had to share with Geo to get to the bottom of it, hahahah. Now I plan to attack the one I've got here on the shelf. Makes a refreshing drink on these heatwave days. Erk! Coming back to this after freezing in Europe is a bit harsh!

    I've been visiting the Lifeline Bookfest 4 days in a row, so my bookshelves will never cope, but gosh, it's going to be heaps of fun working my way through the booty!

    Thanks, as always, for posting for WEP.

    Denise

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  2. Loving all your new beginnings! I particularly love that you will soon be student loan free - those things are a nightmare to get rid of!

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  3. Hello,
    Goal no 5 seems real good! Seriously, all your new beginnings look great. Admire your systematic approach!
    Best of luck for each one,
    Nilanjana.

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  4. How much fun are you going to have this year getting all this done!!! Well said. You will LOVE the Earthsea books. I've read them twice! I love Bailey's too. Good luck, and let us know next January what you were able to cross off your list!

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  5. how great that your almost loanfree! that is exciting!! its soooo expensive here to go to library school that i wonder why anyone considers it now but once its finally paid for... shew!!!! CONGRATS!

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  6. The 'currently reading' one made me chuckle.
    And no more student loan debt - awesome!

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  7. Ursula le Guin's Earthsea series should be fun to read. My older daughter was an extra (part of the court) when they did a movie for tv based on le Guin's series a few years ago in Vancouver. So, I have a soft spot for that series. A guy I worked with met the author and said she was extremely nice in person.

    I like lists, they keep us organized and make me feel like I'm accomplishing something, anything. . .Good luck! I like Bailey's too.

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  8. Noble goals. All of them. I've had an item on my currently reading list on goodreads for over two years now. So sad.

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  9. Love making lists, and setting goals, love it more when I can put the check mark down the side! Good for you!

    Isn't That Fatal Kiss scrumptious? Mina did a wonderful job!

    I'm rooting for you!

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  10. I can't tell you how much I love your list! So unique, yet realistic. And that first goal is awesome! I feel like I'll be paying student loans (mine, and Chelsea's) for the rest of my life! :)

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  11. January 23rd, 2014
    Dear Trisha,
    Great list. Thank you for reminding me to make a list of goals and check them off.
    Congratulations on soon becoming student-loan-free and for completing your LOST, MISSING, GONE. I've never tasted Baileys; I don't know what it is. I have also read the tales of the Brother's Grimm, but without having it on a reading list.
    Hope you will be happy and healthy in 2014!
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    Anna's WEP for January 2014

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  12. Great list! Yoga is on mine as well and I always wish for more travel...ah if only the funds would be there to back up my desire for it! Congrats on the soon-to-be-student-loan free! I LONG for that day!

    Found you thank to the WEP! Nice to meet you,
    Jen

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  13. Great list. I hope you enjoy your traveling phase and blog about the places that you go to!

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  14. Awesome list! And the built in bookcase sounds especially awesome, so does traveling. Also I've always wanted to read Brothers' Grimm Fairytales, so maybe I'll have to start a life where that is on my currently reading list. Hopefully it was a good life. ;)

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  15. I'd like to be able to travel more, but my 2 weeks of vacation a year don't go very far. I'm going to Alaska this year, so I'm excited about that. I really need to update my Currently Reading selection, too. I've been reading A Feast for Crows for way too long. Lots to look forward to! :)

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  16. LOL; I like the "almost" quality to this. Give yourself some wiggle room while you're working on the list. Brilliant!

    ......dhole

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  17. I can't wait till I'm student-loan free. That sounds like a happy day indeed.

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  18. I've had my eye on the Earthsea series since we watched the Studio Ghibli film. I'll be interested to know what you think of it.

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  19. I can't wait till I'm loan-free either. Sigh.

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  20. Hi, Trisha,

    Sounds like you are off to a great start for your new beginnings! Becoming debt free must be so uplifting for you! Congrats!

    Travel is ALWAYS a must and when you get those new passports there will be nothing to stop you from soaring off to a new exotic land...

    All the best for 2014!

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  21. An excellent list. Congrats on the loan-free status!

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  22. Came back to join the GC gang. Now a follower, and look forward to seeing more WEP posts!

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  23. Such a positive lists and it seems that all the goals you've set for yourself are achievable with maybe a tweak here and there. Good luck.

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  24. Almost student loan free? *sigh of relief* Good one Trish... to finally glimpse the "light at the end of that debt-ridden tunnel"...
    Great list.
    And I'll join you in a virtual Baileys toast! (We also have an equivalent to Baileys called Cape Velvet)

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