I know a lot of people are practically limping into 2017 due to rocky 2016 but I am one of those people who believes that any day above ground is a good day (at least that is what I believe when I am fed and changed lol). Mind you if you had come to visit and ask me that three days ago I would have probably asked you for a hug and some warm milk. After spending 3 weeks with a certain family member I can assure you that I may need a cane to walk into 2017 properly, at least for the first few weeks and I am not even counting recovery time here. And since I am not here to bash myself I am going to pretend that the 5 pounds I must have gained over the holidays downing croissants, raclette, saucisson and roblochon have absolutely nothing to do with my limping into 2017 either. Yes I know I pig out in style lol. I sincerely think that when you eat cheese it goes directly to your thighs. Dont ask me how I know, I just know lol.  No, I will not post picture of my thighs either:)

BUT in retrospect, 2016 was good to me. We got married and bought our dream home. As for the dream part, I am not so sure considering the insane amount of work involved in being a home owner… like shoveling snow out of your driveway or at least freeing enough of a walking space so you don’t break a leg getting inside your home!!??? Well, I can’t logically complain about the snow shoveling since my poor husband is doing most of it 🙂 But you know how it is, you feel it the most when you’re not doing it:) call it guilt lol (I did warn him that I was a princess lol). But I do a lot of other things around the house so he is not being abused although I am sure he would say the contrary.

I have a lot of resolutions for 2017. In my next post I’ll share more of them with you guys if I am feeling courageous enough, but the main one is to STOP AND ENJOY LIFE. I recently hired a writing coach to help me stay focus on my writing and one the words that stuck with me after our first session is ENJOY. I was trying to figure out which project to give my attention to in 2017 and she told me : “Well, why don’t you just pick the one you feel you’d enjoy the most right now? I was a little bit stunned considering I tend to turn my writing time into heavy session of self-flagellation where I essentially stare at the window and ask myself why I dont’t write. So as for my writing, I plan on writing a second book of which I already have 3 pages and some awesome characters jumping around. I equally plan on working on the first draft of my first book and put it into top shape and start shopping for agents in the last quarter of 2017.

My mother in law offered me a photography class last year and I really liked it. I would like to reserve an hour at lunch time each week to practice. For this year, I asked my mother in law for a subscription to the Laval association of photographers so I can be among other people with interest in photography as well and have a better chance to stay in the know. I feel like I am more attuned to the beauty around me during my walks because of it. What’s life without beauty?

As for fitness I would like to hire a personal trainer but I would need to allocate most of my shopping money to it which would mean no more shopping for me. But then again If I am fat there won’t be any shopping either lol

My plan for 2017 is to practice being selfish. I have been practicing it for the last few weeks and already, my hair have grown lol I think selfishness suits me. If the glow continues I may even be able to skip moisturizer altogether..we’ll see lol

So my dear readers thank you for your likes, comments and subscriptions. I really appreciate them!


3 thoughts on “YOU CAN DO MAGIC!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  1. Ida Auclond 30 January 2017 / 3 03 10 01101

    What, I was certain I had already commented here. Good luck with your resolutions!

    The real reason I’m passing by today is to tell you that I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. Here is the post (if you allow links, if not, you know where to find me): . You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to – I know not everyone likes that kind of “chain”. Whether you do or not, I’m glad I had an opportunity to share your blog with others. ^_^


    • fduplessy 31 January 2017 / 22 10 32 01321

      Awww that is so sweet of you! Thank you! when does this blogger award end because I could probably write something similar to your post on the award over the weekend.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ida Auclond 1 February 2017 / 3 03 59 02592

        There is no “end”, you do it whenever you want. It’s an award that circulates from bloggers to bloggers. It’s for fun and to help build the community. ^_^


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