Goodreads Illustrated Quote

Goodreads Illustrated Quote


Each new day is…

Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.
-Douglas Pagels-

The New Year has never loomed as menacingly over me as the New Year’s party has; constantly questioning the magnitude of the celebration being worthy of the past year. Do I have enough food? Are there enough choices of drinks to please everyone? Damn, I forgot the serviettes. Should I have brought the sparklers?

Yet, I have decided to approach this New Year with clarity and determination, especially concerning the ever important New Year Resolutions. Instead of the popular choices of: limiting my chocolate consumption (laughable effort on that score); going to the gym more often (perhaps should have been doing ‘physical exercise at the gym more often’); and focusing more on my studies than the internet (and here I am). I have whittled it down to specific resolutions that will play upon my favourite past times, reading and writing.

First, I will compete in the Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge and attempt to read 100 books throughout the year. However, I have decided to give myself the extra incentive of donating a gold coin every book I read to The World Literacy Foundation (, so others can learn to enjoy the magical world within books.

Second, I will develop my writing skills through short stories, book reviews and travel blog entries. I am also undertaking some writing courses at the University, so I hope to have a greater understanding of the craft and my voice by the end of the year.

It is now time to fill these pages with travels, tales and typos.Image::Photo taken in the Austrian State Library in Vienna, 2012::