Saturday, March 30, 2013

EXCITING DAY

First of all, I want to wish all the A-Z participants the best of luck. It is definitely going to be tough, but it is also going to be a lot of fun.



Then, on another note, my family and I went to Newlands today to go and watch a rugby game and the experience was wonderful. Unfortunately my team, The Stormers, lost but it was a good game. I even got to see my favourite player Rynhardt Elstadt in action, even though I didn't manage to get an autograph or anything. It was just one of those really unforgettable experiences.


My favourite player, Rynhardt Elstadt 

(Picture courtesy of http://www.sportal.com.au/)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

ADAPT...WHO, ME?

I did not think that it was possible but I am still changing and evolving. I thought that when I became 25 that I was now set in my ways and that my personality was fully developed and that would be that. At 27 I now realize that I don't know everything about myself and that I am still learning what I like and don't like. Not to mention that I am confusing myself these days.

I used to be the kind of person that would just go with the flow and adapt and try my best to fit in and not ruffle any feathers, but at my new job I am finding it hard to fit in and I am making no attempt to adapt. I am myself and simply refuse to conform. I know that is very selfish of me, but why can other people be their rude and obnoxious selves and I have to be the one who constantly smiles? Why can't I be the workaholic that doesn't like making conversation unless it is work related?

I am starting to like being on my own more and more and sharing an office with a women who constantly needs to chat is not helping matters. My taste in the kind of novels I read and write have also changed. I am not sure for how much longer I will be writing romance novels. I have become an even stricter vegetarian and the thought of ever going back to being a meat eater is now out of my mind forever.

On another note, I have written at least one post for the A-Z challenge and planned ahead for the others, but I have yet to write them. But what about you guys? How are things with you?

Monday, March 18, 2013

JUST POPPING IN FOR A VISIT


It feels good to blog again. My life has been crazy and not the good or fun kind. Work has become a much bigger part of my life and is demanding more of my time than I would like, but I am trying to push through, especially since jobs are so hard to come by in the first place.

I did it, I signed up for the A-Z challenge, even though I haven’t written one post to date and I know I should. I refuse to miss out on this experience again this year. I missed out last year due to work commitments and won’t do it again. I just have to think of what to write and how I am going to manage to visit blogs. But do it I shall.

My writing is going nowhere at the moment. I start something and then I don’t finish it, I just move onto the next idea, which you guys know is nothing like me. But I am sure I will figure something out.

What you are you lovely people up to? Got any news for me? 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

LIEBSTER AWARD



I am so ecstatic because I have just been awarded another award, The Liebster Award and this time I have the awesome Jai from And then…to thank for this honour. Thank you!

Liebster Award Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who presented you with the Liebster Award, and link back to his or her blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator; list 11 random facts about yourself, and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Award to 11 bloggers, who have blogs with 200 followers or less, whom you feel deserve to be noticed. Leave a comment on the blogs letting the owners know they have been chosen. (No tag backs.)

4. Upload the Liebster Award image to your blog.

Eleven Questions from Jai to me:

1.  If you could have a super power what would it be?
I think super strength would be great. There are some people I wouldn’t mind dropping a car or two on. (Just kidding!)

2.  Coffee or Tea?
Neither, because both stain my teeth.

3.  Favorite color?
Black or grey, anything dark.

4.  Why did you start blogging?
I wanted to meet people who like writing as well and to share my writing with someone.

5.  Who was your favorite teacher and why.
One of my college lecturers, because he genuinely cared about my future.

6.  Who is your favorite author?
J.R.R. Tolkien

7.  What kind of music do you enjoy?
Rock

8. Do you have a favorite movie?
Pitch perfect (for the moment)

9. What would be your dream vacation? 
My family and our pets spending time together. The location doesn’t matter.

10. What is your favorite healthy food?
My sister’s chef salad with lots of fresh vegetables.

11. What is your guilty pleasure?
I love potatoes and fried things, not to mention that I have a terrible sweet tooth.

11 Random facts about myself 

1. I tend to have a very short temper.

2. I can be really impatient.

3. Most days I like animals more than people.

4. I tend to be a loner. I don’t know why, but I like my own company.

5. I tend to worry about things, small or big. I am just a natural worrier.

6. I have completed four books to date, but only one is in submission condition.

7. I am afraid of people.

8. I can be a bit paranoid at times.

9. I don’t make friends easily.

10. I just recently started reading Stephen King’s books and I absolutely love his writing. He is rather straight forward, which is refreshing.

11. I listen to rock music to help me think. Something about the style of music is rather calming to me. I know how crazy that must sound.

Now, my 11 questions to the reward recipients.
  1. What is the worst job you ever had?
  2.  What is your favourite snack?
  3. What is your favourite TV series?
  4. Who would you like to meet? (Person could be dead or alive)
  5. If you could be any animal, which would it be?
  6. What are you most grateful for?
  7. What do you hate?
  8. Do you include exercise into your daily routine?
  9. Do you like animals?
  10. What is your favourite season?
  11. What is your favourite food?
Here are my 11 choices for the Liebster Award:



Andrea Franco – Cook - http://aspiringnovelists.blogspot.com/






Reina – Summers - http://reina2000.blogspot.com


Ryshia Kennie - http://ryshia.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SOME CHEERING UP (IWSG)

I don’t know about you, but at times I feel I can do with a bit of cheering up and because life is so particularly hard, I have a few quotes to make us all feel better.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. (Buddha)

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. (Marcus Aurelius)

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. (Marcus Aurelius)

All quotes can be found on www.brainyquote.com. Have a great week everyone.

The Insecure Writers Support Group was created by the wonderful and talented author and blogger, Alex J. Cavanaugh. You guys can visit Alex over at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

I'M A BAD BLOGGER FRIEND

I am sorry, I know that I have not been very supportive and that I have been missing a lot of important events in your life. I promise I will try to do better and be a better blogger friend in the future.

Why have I been missing? Well, my new job is unexpectedly very demanding, not to mention that I had to go for last minute training and that my boss likes springing last minute things on me, like that I will have to be working late every Thursday and Friday and possibly Saturdays as well, but other than that...

I am really sorry that I have not been making the rounds and offering my support.