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Gosh. Another week has rolled by and where the heck did it even go?
Just like that we’re in the second half of the year, still not used to the topsy-turvy world we’re living in, still waking to shifting circumstances every single day.
With all that in mind there is no better time to conjure up three good things from your day. Chances are that no matter how difficult life is, there are three things that were pretty okay.
Here’s mine …
1/ I wrote a short story which I love and I’m finally starting to understand how to write more imaginatively and less blog-ily! My classmates workshopped my story this week and they all really liked it, which was very amazing and made me feel very excellent. I really want to write lots of novels as I get older, so I need all the workshopping I can get.
2/ I’m making some delicious Indian recipes this afternoon to stock the fridge with – a beef and potato curry, a cauliflower and pea dish. Maybe some roti too? They recipes are all from Indian Made Easy by Amanda Uppal which I found at the op-shop.
I feel like I want to have a nice long wintery crack at making lots of Indian food. A bit of a project, you know? I just bought the Kindle version of Dishoom for this very reason. And I’m going to make some of Chitra Agrawal’s spicy tomato relish (inspired by Food52). The recipe I’m using is via her book Vibrant India.
3/ I found out about a great writer called Rebecca Mead. She wrote this quite famous profile on Margaret Atwood (which I had to read for my magazine-writing unit) but also so many others which I have started tucking into. I read this one about Edna O’Brien yesterday and it was great.
Coincidentally an email arrived in my inbox this very morning ABOUT Rebecca Mead. It was from The New Yorker and began “The writer Rebecca Mead is a master at composing singular, inventive literary narratives. Since 1997, she has contributed nearly five hundred pieces to The New Yorker …” etc. So that was serendipitous.
Rebecca has written a book called The Road To Middlemarch: My Life With George Eliot which looks brilliant. You can read Rebecca’s work in The New Yorker here.
So yes … clearly studying is having a big impact on my good things this week. Sorry to go on about it all the time, but it’s really a very special part of my days at the moment. #Swot
Do you fancy sharing your three good things? For #ThreeGoodThingsThursday?
PS – My Nan is on the mend and out of hospital! That is MORE than GOOD! x