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My writing goals for 2017

I was recently inspired by this post from Natasha Lester to set myself some writing goals for the first time. As someone who works best when I have a deadline, and having recently been introduced to bullet journalling, I figured now was as good a time as any to focus on, and actively make time for, some realistic writing goals. 2017 will, however, be a busy year for me given that I need to finish my thesis and I’m also getting married, so I needed these goals to be realistic and, hopefully, achievable.

Summer reads


Summer has finally arrived here in Australia, and it’s time to have a look at what I plan to read. I’m not actually having much time off besides the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day and I don’t get any break from my thesis, so my summer reading is a bit of a mix between work and play.

Losing the plot

Not only has my blogging been extremely sporadic of late, but so has my writing in general. The reason? I have completely lost the plot. Obviously I don’t mean in the literal sense (that would just be weird), but I have lost my direction and am questioning what I had begun. Has this happened to you?

My Liebster Award


I am honoured that the lovely Diane Lee recently nominated me for a Liebster Award, a blogging award that, Google tells me, recognises and promotes new and upcoming blogs. Thank you so much, Diane! Although this is, indeed, a very new blog, I’ve been blogging on various platforms since around 2003 and it’s lovely to receive recognition.

The 5 books that have changed my life

A discussion with my partner over the weekend got me thinking about the books that have had the most impact on my life. It’s actually a really tricky question. I have had the pleasure of enjoying so many books and some have rocketed to the top of my favourites list, but I wouldn’t necessarily say there have been too many that have had an actual impact. So, I thought back to those books that changed my thinking or my behaviour, and here’s what I’ve come up with.