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I am currently….personal TGBOL


For this week’s great book list, Duchess gave us something a little different. It’s a snap portraiture of who I am, what I do and what my current plans are.

She found the list idea on MAMBI website as a freebie for their Create 365 brand.

How does it work ? We should list items starting with I currently…. love, eat, drink, etc, so here goes…

a. Loving… Life and the state of my mind that keeps expanding with possibilities each day

b. Eating… Less even though I had one greasy Hardee’s burger after gamboling around the beach.

c. Drinking… Lots of water and blended fruits otherwise called smoothie these days.

d. Watching… Jumanji with the children and last night was Casino, with dear Himself.

e. Going…To start different things, a new blogging platform focusing on blogging, writing and speaking, searching more ardently for income opportunities and marketing my book.

f. ReadingA Prisoner of Birth, my bible, a host of blog posts and O’s Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose (O’s Little Books/Guides)

g. Texting… Family and friends. Just finished having a chit-chat with one of my sisters and my roomie back in University.

h. Playing…. In the sand at the beach and watching the children ride their segway. I passed on their offer to teach their mother. I don’t want to break any bones or lose my dentition.

i. Working… On my second book. I decided to focus on one at a time instead of the different manuscripts I am working on.

j. Stressing… Over marketing methods, over an ill relative and the current state of my country, Nigeria.

k. Celebrating… My blog’s one year today and one of my boys will be celebrating his birthday in four days, so he’s making a long plan for me 😉

l. Listening… To Happy by Pharell Williams and my playlist, that uplifts my spirit.

m. Thanking… God every day for his grace and mercy and friends for their presence in my life.

n. Buying… Not much. Asides from our regular grocery and books to read each month, I have been on a spending hiatus.

o. Pinning… I honestly haven’t pinned much of anything, except darning my son’s shorts, I guess that passes for pinning something 😉

p. Planning… Summer slowly in my head and hoping to be done with my second book by then. Planning not to crowd my mind with so much and focus on the important things.

q. Visiting… Ajman. We went last weekend to the nearby Emirates and it was a lovely quiet time.

r. Wondering… Where to find the energy to do all my weekend cooking, writing and tidying. I am feeling lazy.

s. Feeling… A mix of emotions. More like melancholic.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Below is my first Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

Out of the silent breath

Dance to your heart’s delight my African child, until echoes of your stamping feet, beating heart; bright eyes, smiling lips; and waving hands, resonates over and over like thunder claps, reverberating throughout the Universe.

Just dance.


19 thoughts on “I am currently….personal TGBOL

  1. Your photo holds a beautiful view…loving it. Congratulations on your one year blogging anniversary…i must say you’ve done mighty so much…well done! And an early birthday wishes to the birthday boy.

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  2. I feel tired just reading all that you do ! Must be getting old ……. have a wonderful weekend and give yourself the pleasure of being lazy a little longer. The work will still be there waiting, and you’ll have more energy to tackle it 🙂

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  3. Congrats on your 1 year mark. I am struggling with the constant demands of marketing. Oh, life would be grand if it was like the days of old when you put a book on the market and people just bought it.

    By the way, I love how you inserted these two things in the middle. It shows people are actually reading what you write. Great idea.

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    1. Thank you dear Violet. Blogging has given me the opportunity to connect with so many awesome people and amongst them you. I appreciate your support, my dear lady. Enjoy yourself in incredible India 🙂


  4. Nice to read about you Jacqueline and see the person behind the words. The beach sounds wonderful. I love Jumanji, it came out when I was a kid and is one of my favourites. You need a good burger now and then. Much luck with your book, manuscripts, and blogginng ideas 🙂

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      1. Thanks Jacqueline. It is close to where I am but not that close ( Ft. McMurray is about 8 hrs up North). Winter was so nice here, warm and hardly any snow but this is the price we pay, no snow or rain so a fire starts with a mere spark displacing 88, 000 people. They will rebuild in time, it’s just right now it is very hard on the people of Ft.McMurray. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I will send you those interview questions. Thanks so much for doing the interview 🙂


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