March Wrap-up

You’ve probably been wondering where I’ve been lately. Let me explain.

There are a few reasons for my absence from coffeerocketfairytale. One is the new Bon Jovi record, of course. It came out within the first week of March and I’ve been listening to nothing else since. I love it (even though I have to admit that it takes some time for me to get used to some of the songs – but once I’ve listened to them a couple of times, I’m madly in love. It always goes like this.)

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Next reason – I have been job hunting like mad. I’ve been dying to tell you this and now that it’s somewhat “official” I can finally share the news with you. My final exams start in May and go through till July, which means I’ll have to get myself a new job until August 1. Actually, I could stay at the bakery where I’m currently working – they offered me a job, yay! – but I’m dying to gain new experience and see new places. I would love to work in a hotel so I’m currently running from one job interview to another and I’m quite positive that in the end everything will turn out just right.

Finally, I have even more exciting news for you: I’m currently working on a new project I am really excited about. You’ve probably realised that during the past year, I had more and more recipes of cakes and other sweet things published here on coffeerocketfairytale. I never wanted this to be a food blog, though. Coffeerocketfairytale is my personal blog where I write about everything I like – my hobbies, things I come across and everything I like. No need to change that. But at the same time, the desire to start a food blog – solely about baking – grew and I’m happy to announce that the day has come. As of today, there is a little corner on the internet where you can find all my recipes (soon) all in one place.

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But there is even more to it. You might be surprised to find out that Zimtzauber & Zuckernebel is entirely written in German. I’m currently working on a way to get relevant recipes or articles delivered to you in English (without writing every article in both languages, because I did that before on my aotearoablog and it’s really a pain…). Also, I’m trying out Blogger, as you can see. Simply because I’m curios.

Apart from Nana’s 80th birthday which I haven’t talked about (and which kept me pretty occupied in terms of organisation and all) that’s about it. I don’t think any of the other things that kept me busy (work, school, exams and work again) would be of interest to you. And this wrap-up is long enough, I suppose.

What have you been up to lately?

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monday morning message #66

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Happy new week, everyone!

To me, this quote means to dream big, to fight for what I really want and to work hard to gain what I wish for. And it reminds me of another quote I came across recently: 

“She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.” 

Most people have a bucket list of things they want to do and places they want to visit – I carry mine with me all the time as I keep my personal bucket list in my mind and talk about it whenever possible. That way I ensure to turn my dreams into plans. 

monday morning message #53

I found this quote on Pinterest and think it’s not only pretty art to look at but also a very fitting quote to be shared on a blog:

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Blogging is about sharing, but this doesn’t work if there aren’t any readers to share your thoughts with. I’m very thankful for each and every one of you and enjoy the conversations with you to get to know you better.

But I think this quote also applies to life in general. Don’t we all want someone to share our experiences and our happiness with?

And don’t we all need friends who support us when we feel like it can’t get any worse than this?

Life is meant to be shared.

monday morning message #41

 

 

“Just change your perception of what a miracle is and you will see them all around you.” {Jon Bon Jovi}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

monday morning message #37

Good morning everyone!

I think these are some very wise words because we all have to make decisions in our lives and when we decide for one thing or another, we think about what we want – and act accordingly. 

Later on, we might wish we would have decided on (one of) the other option(s) but at the point of time when we make these decisions we always opt for what we think is the best choice.

Someone once said that a good decision was a bad decision you never made – in other words: would you have decided differently, you still would have thought the decision was a bad one even though when you haven’t experienced it, you think it must have been better.

But I think that’s just what we think anyways.

Studies show that most people reckon other people lead much happier lives than themselves – even though they don’t.

We all have good times and bad times, ups and downs and we all are being surprised by life.

Because there’s one “rule” you can always apply: whatever you do, your situation will always be differently from what you expected it to be.

But that’s the exciting bit, isn’t it?  

Have an exciting week! 


monday morning message #28

Saw this beautiful thought on Postsecret this weekend (and it fit perfectly with the pic I took on Saturday, as you can see) and realised that I sometimes think exactly the same: if lonely people would just come together, they wouldn’t be lonely anymore, right?! Just a random thought to start into this week…

On a personal note: I made some changes to the layout (meaning: I chose another WordPress theme and hit the “activate”-button). Guess, you have noticed yourself anyway. What do you think?

✩ ✩ ✩ Have a fairytaleicious week! ✩ ✩ ✩

I’m done… with writing 1.667 words per day

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.”
Winston Churchill

I’m not quite ready to “fling him out to the public” – but guess what! NaNoWriMo has officially ended! At least for me.

I reached the 50k today, two days before the final deadline – and didn’t even realise it!

I was so busy figuring out my plot, I didn’t even notice that I had written slightly more than 50.000 words.

Here are the pros about NaNoWriMo being over

  • I can have a life again (but then again: which life?)
  • I can get enough sleep again
  • I don’t feel pressured to write 1,667 words per day anymore
  • My blog posts, tweets and facebook status updates will finally be about something else than word count again
  • I can finally concentrate of other things again – meaning: I can finally concentrate on catching up on other things than word count again (like my diary which is still stuck somewhere in April)

But there are also downsides:

  • I have reached 50k within the deadline – but my novel isn’t finished yet
  • I might lack motivation, now that I have officially reached my goal
  • There is no “blue line” in my stats counter anymore that encourages me to write just a liiiittle bit more – in fact, there isn’t even a stats counter anymore
  • I do not have a legitimate reason for watching late night TV anymore
  • My coffee-intake will have to go back, too, as there is no legitimate reason for that, either

“I lived to write, and wrote to live”
Samuel Rogers

You know what I am going to do now?

Bake Christmas cookies, finally finish reading “Life” by Keith Richards, write my diary, email friends that haven’t heard from me in ages, post regularly on my blogs (at least so I plan), get very creative ideas for Christmas presents, crochet again, draw, paint…

But first, I need to write another 317 words, otherwise I won’t make it to the average 1.667…

monday morning message #16

Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind. ~ Kevin

Last night I watched “27 Dresses” with Katherine Heigl and I decided to kickstart this week with two of my favourite quotes of the movie.

The first one I found simply beautiful – and the second absolutely hilarious!

I feel like I just found out my favourite love song was written about a sandwich. ~ Jane

On that note, I would also like to add that I am eagerly awaiting November, because in November this new book comes out “The Girl in the Song” by Michael Heatley. It’s about all these girls in the big classic songs… you know, Suzanna, Angie, Lola…

And music is my life, really, so it’s obvious that I am looking forward to that book.

I hope you all have a musical, magical week!