|my friend and I took this pic lying on the sand!|
© images courtesy C.K.Correia
Friday, September 30, 2011
Escape from reality...vacation time again
Ever think that you needed an escape from reality for a bit? Well I know my "time-out" was near when I found it more and more difficult to get out of bed each morning in an effort to beat the horrendous traffic on our motorways. What was once a 20-minute drive takes now 1-2 hours max. I was beginning to get really fatigued by the all-consuming rat race. So here I am...stress free and liberated, yesterday officially kicked off my short 2 week vacay. I am not travelling this time around but plan to get some much needed R&R and soak up the simple things in life that some of us take for granted like free time! Besides working on my book and my blogs I will be attending to some business that I have been putting off for far too long. Although I plan to keep things on a really small scale I will also be putting in place some promotional activities like a intimate book launch, reviews with the newspapers, deals with the local bookstores/book clubs/libraries/schools/consulars abroad etc. A lot of work ahead of me.
I will also like to look into getting some freelance gigs in broadcasting since that is a growing passion of mine. Would love the opportunity to do some voiceovers for documentaries, commercials, newscasting for radio etc. But of course, easy does it so I am going to try taking some baby steps instead of trying to do everything all at once. Getting my feet wet with some commercials seems like a good way to start. It's all about networking it seems, so I hope faith is on my side. I am using this platform to articulate my thoughts and ideas and also speak (or type) it into action. Let's see if it works. I haven't been devoting much time to this since a year after completing my broadcasting course, but the little I tried did not really work out - sad to say. It's difficult to break into a new field especially when you're one of thousands who are trying to do the same. I am also soon going to be doing podcasts which hopefully will be able to be uploaded onto my blog, so readers of my web blog will be able to put a voice to the writing. Nuff said...it's time to get cracking. Need to work on the revisions of my manuscript. The night has just begun for me.
I had a lovely day at the beach today and I will share with you some photos. Next week it's gym (to work off all this bake and shark and Häagen-Dazs!), catch up on my reading, more beach, errands, mall, movies, sleeeepp.
Have a great weekend everyone. And please feel free to leave your comments on my blog! Oh and have a gr8 October!!!!!~ sad to see September go soo soon:( but hello October:-) Get ready for the ride....and make it count!!