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. Reading… A 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
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