Excuses why I haven’t updated my Eloise

This is just gonna be a short and full of excuses post, to encounter my friends who are demanding-ly pushing me to continue Eloise, threatened to sue me if Ellie didn’t meet Ben on the next chapter or will unfollow my blog. Okay, I just made up the last one… and probably the one before that. Yeah, I’m dramatic. It’s not a secret.

Anyway, let me tell you why I haven’t had the time to update my Eloise novel.

1. Christmas’ Dinner and New Year’s party

Hosting party is not easy! Not easy to plan, decorate, making guest list, checking the RSVP and stuffs. Shopping for Christmas dinner, looking for decorations, thinking of small details (you know I have OCD). Then cooking on the D day, cleaning up and stuff.

Christmas Dinner Set

Christmas Dinner Set

New Year’s Party wasn’t that hard to prepare though. It was more fun with the games and drinking, it was just tiring to confirm the guests but however it was fun. Will do again next year!

NYE party

2. (again) tired of marathon

Is this excuse still excusable?

3. Planning my Europe Trip

This really drains most of my free time now. Reading Rick Steves’, planning the perfect route (which got me and Bandi fight hundreds of times for dropping whether Switzerland or Czech Republic). We also did research for every little details of budget because we’re that cheap. (Oh come on, I’ll travel Europe for one month, of course I have to be cheap in order to survive!)

And yeah I know it’s not necessary, but I took some time to decorate a wall on my room.

 

Bandi and May's Big Adventure - Wall of Dream

Bandi and May’s Big Adventure – Wall of Dream

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Parma and Turin Two cities of history.

4. This game

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Enough said, this game is addictive!!!! Wait wait wait, the best part is… It burns calories! One time, Bandi and I played for 2 hours and we didn’t even realize that! We stopped because our feet hurts. This game is a must try!

 

So, am I forgiven for being a spoiled lazy bum girl?

I guess not, huh? However I must motivate myself to write again because I’m a natural couch potato and I should thanked my annoying demanding friends, shouldn’t I?

Better get going to load my brain for Eloise’s next chapter! =)

A sanguine’s gotta do what a sanguine’s gotta do

I’ve always been a dreamer.

And I’ve always been a writer.

Being a teacher is nowhere in my childhood diary.

So, when I grow up and I enjoy teaching so much, I thought I was out of track.

I had to move out from teaching track and have a professional career as a writer.  So, I took a job as a journalist in the greatest magazine company in Indonesia. I owe myself to try my childhood dreams.

I had fun, had lots of great experiences of travelling some places. But yet never wrote anything from my heart. I wrote coz I had to wrote. Not because I wanted to.

And writing with pressures with so many rules is no fun, yet not the best outcomes.

So, suddenly, because I felt sorry with myself and my abandoned blog, for instance I quit my job.

Now, 3 days from the minute I made that decision, I’m so relieved to be filled once again with so many teaching ideas, and finding out that, not doing your childhood dreams aren’t always wrong. Loving other jobs beside your childhood’s expectation is very much okay.

So what if I love writing but not deciding it as my career path? I can always write in my blog or publish a book someday (AMEN!)… But I know I will always love teaching. So excited to be back!

Even though most people questioned and doubt my decision… Yes, I quit from Feminagroup, and I feel okay.

Thanks for everyone who support me for going out of track. Expect the unexpected coz, hey… life is full of unexpected things.

No risk No Fun.

May