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Saturdays are the Sun...

I love hot coffee this morning, even though I usually like it cold. A girl can change her habits!

I love people in all or sameness and differences.

I love being inspired by just living life.

I love getting up early because I must write the first sentence of something new.

I love that the day is mine until I go out tonight, and I’m looking forward to it.

I love that I’m going to see some of my favourite people tonight and tomorrow, and there will be laughter and good memories.

And I hope that people out there are feeling just a little bit of this. 

Success means living the life of the heart.
- Francis Ford Coppola

And if so, it's a good one to hear again!  :)

Summer Crossing, Truman Capote

Rising in Grady was an ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which made the white summer stretching before her seem like an unrolling canvas on which she might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. Then, too, and with a straight face, she was laughing because there was so little they suspected, nothing. The light quivering against the table silver seemed to at once encourage her excitement and to flash a warning signal: careful, dear. But elsewhere something said Grady, be proud, you are tall so fly your pennant high above and in the wind. What could have spoken, the rose? Roses speak, they are the hearts of wisdom, she'd read so somehere. She looked out the window again; the laughter was flowing up, it was flooding on her lips: what a sparkling sun-slapped day for Grady McNeil and roses that speak!

pages 5-6.

Seemingly unseasonal, but fitting and beautiful for New Year as well!

On Getting My Degree...

Or, And now for something completly different?!?!

Or, To Finish one or get a new one...

Because I miss using certain parts of my brain, because a best friend told me last night that I’m the most over-qualified degreeless woman she knows, because I wasn’t raised to answer phones, because I’m so stagnant and unchallanged I can’t even write fiction anymore, and I’m sick of using old, depressing themes that pin my neck to the wall. I need to add to the well from which from which I draw.

Because I need to surround myself with people like me, on an everyday, regular, structured basis. Because I really didn’t appreciate it when I had it, and I want a shot to use what I’ve discovered about myself. To use my powers for good.

Because I have too much to give to be feeling like have been, and I want to be where I’m supposed to be.

Because I don’t want my future children to look at me in 20 years and ask why I took a three year break from my life, why I put up with being unsatisfied for so long.

I REALLY NEED to research this, need to plan. Already looked into some interesting courses.

I’m good at setting the goals, I just need to work on the steps to get there.

Watch this space.

Quotes Worthy of Note...

Never be ashamed of what you love. ~ My Flat-mate/bestfriendfromhighschool

Happy moving in toast! ~ My Flat-mate/bestfriendfromUni


Do the little things well now. In time, great things will be presented to you.
Persian saying

Tags:

For adventure and new experience, this has been the best year. I’ve learned lots of lessons, and I have more tools to further improve for 2007.

I’ve let go of a lot, and embraced a lot, I’m less solitary and less inside my own head. I have a change of scene, and I’m working on using it to it’s full advantage.

Apart from a few blips, I’m in a different head-space than last year, and it’s easier to bounce back than it was before, easier to colour the momentary gaps in my outlook.

I’ve learned that everything that has happened up to now has happened for a reason, and that there are countless ways for me to continue on the road to my full potential.

The theme for 2007 will be: me. Doing things that make me happy, challenge me, stretch my brain and get me 365 days closer to where I want to be.

I’ll not forget what I learned this year or the promises I’ve made to myself.

And I will enjoy making next year, and every year, even better.

I know this is true for me. And I wish it to be so for everyone else!

Continuing on my a-book-a-week theme...


I'm going to read everything by my favourite authors 

Alice Hoffman

Property Of

The Drowning Season

Angel Landing

White Horses

Fortune’s Daughter

Illumination Night

At Risk

Seventh Heaven

Turtle Moon

Second Nature

Practical Magic

Here on Earth

Local Girls

The River King

Blue Diary

The Probable Future

Blackbird House

The Ice Queen 


...

Anne Tyler

Digging to America

Back When We Were Grownups

Breathing Lessons

The Amateur Marriage

The Accidental Tourist

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Ladder of Years

Saint Maybe

A Patchwork Planet

If Morning Ever Comes

Earthly Possessions

Clock Winder

Searching for Caleb

Morgan’s Passing

Celestial Navigation

A Slipping-Down Life

The Tin Can Tree

There are teen books as well, but getting through these first!


More favourites include:

Amy Tan
Bernard McLaverty
Jane Austen
Dave Eggers
Truman Capote
Kate Atkinson
Douglas Coupland
Alice Munro
Helen Dunmore
Jane Smiley
Michael Chabon

On your best day...

Is it just me, or have Oreos shrunk?

How varied/cool is this?

Sara Evans – Cryin' Game (Original) 5 Nov 2006, 10:30
Henry Purcell – Overture 5 Nov 2006, 10:27
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper 12" mix) 5 Nov 2006, 10:24
Jason Mraz – The Boy's Gone 5 Nov 2006, 10:17
Ludwig van Beethoven – Menuetto 5 Nov 2006, 10:13
Blues Traveler – The Best Part 5 Nov 2006, 10:08
KT Tunstall – Black Horse and the Cherry Tree 5 Nov 2006, 10:04
John Mayer – 83 5 Nov 2006, 09:58
Alicia Keys – Fallin 5 Nov 2006, 09:53
Joni Mitchell – Chelsea Morning 5 Nov 2006, 09:50
Kathleen Edwards – What Are You Waiting For? 5 Nov 2006, 09:47
LeAnn Rimes – This Love 5 Nov 2006, 09:42
Alison Krauss – So Long, So Wrong 5 Nov 2006, 09:37
Julian Bream – Suite in D Minor: Bourree 5 Nov 2006, 09:34
Rilo Kiley – The Absence of God 5 Nov 2006, 09:33
Ray Charles – Mess Around 5 Nov 2006, 09:29
Reba McEntire – Where You End and I Begin 5 Nov 2006, 09:26
Dinah Washington – Call Me Irresponsible 5 Nov 2006, 09:22
Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell 5 Nov 2006, 09:19

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