talkative thursday

Writer’s Workshop: Work In Progress

Tiger girl and me

Tiger girl and me


Hi, my name is Dominique  and I am a Work-In- Progress. I don’t know if I’ll be able to become a completed work of Art  and I’m sure  that  only GOD knows the answer to that.

I’m constantly looking at how to improve my existing skill sets and increasing my knowledge.  Every day is a learning experience for me and I hope to be able to impart what I have learned to the kids so that they too can benefit from the knowledge gained. I’m working hard at being a better mom and partner.

At 36 years old I can’t say that I have gathered extensive knowledge in the areas of parenting, education or household management. However whatever little I do know I have shared and documented here in this blog through the series  that I have written so far.

I have categorized the things that I have learned based on the format that they were presented to me – book reviews, personal experiences and even travels. 

If you are a more visual person it may be better to check out my Pinterest Boards where you can see first hand what I have been doing this while.  You can also view snippets of my daily life which I share on my Instagram .

Latest book for review

Latest book for review

I’m still learning how to be more grateful  about the blessings that I already have received and to be contented with my lot.  How not to be envious of others who seem to be doing better then me and to reduce comparing myself against them.  I know that it is easier said then done and it can be a recurrent battle that I will face. However with determination and GOD’s grace I’m sure that I’ll succeed.

Cucumber salad that we have for lunch

Cucumber salad that we have for lunch

I’m constantly tweaking what we serve for meals at home to ensure that it is both healthy and yummy for all to enjoy. It is an uphill tasks with the increasing number of foods that have become unfit for consumption due to human manipulation.

Tiger girl posing  with a statue of Hello Kitty which we spotted at the airport

Tiger girl posing with a statue of Hello Kitty which we spotted at the airport

I’m also creating experiences for me and the kids so that they will have memories to look back on when they are all grown up.

How do you define yourself?


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Writer’s Workshop: Vying For the Prize

Trees framing a pathway

Trees framing a pathway

It is official  I’m on a race.  Tick-Tock  the count down has started and every second I get near and nearer the dateline. There is no way of backing out and I need to keep the pace.

365 days is the time frame that I have been given to reach the target.  The stakes have been upped and there is now a really attractive prize to look forward to if I manage to reach the goal which was set.

October 7th 10.23pm

That was the date and time the challenge was accepted and declared. It has been inked in cyberspace (Via a Facebook Status)  and there is no turning back. Life style and personal routine changes have been made and I’m counting on GOD as my pillar of strength to help me make it through this challenge.

Actually this goal has been on my list for the longest time.  I had worked at it and failed before however this time I’m really going to make it work.  There is no room for procrastinating and giving excuses.  I have been lax for too long and I certainly wasn’t being fair to myself.

I deserve better and I know that I am fully capable to work towards achieving this goal.

Achieving it would certainly make me feel happy. I  will be able to finally cross it off my ” to achieve ” list.   I can imagine me looking more radiant then before and in much better shape.

I’m looking forward to seeing the Autumn leaves, soaking in the romantic sunsets and tasting Sake. To be travelling with my own personal guide sans kids and getting to eat all my favourite foods.

Enjoying nature in it’s finest and trying and visiting the places that I have always wanted to go to. A fully sponsored trip to Japan which I have the liberty to set my own itinerary.

Now I just have to lose the 10 kg to be able to claim the prize.

What are you vying for?

Jenny Matlock Mama’s Losin’ It's Talkative Thursdays