Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Ten books I am looking forward to read in 2020

I am so happy and grateful now that I have find the passion again for reading. I totally forgot how amazing reading was. Now that I discovered that there are so many books and audiobooks out there waiting for me to enjoy and experience, I am not going to let it pass.

I wanted to read historical romance but I haven't found anything yet that I want to read. So far I my passion are still thriller and contemporary romance.

Here are ten books that I am looking forward to read this year

1. Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell- I discovered this author last year when I read her book Then She Was Gone. I was totally hooked. She is the kind of author I would love to read more of. So I intend to read Family Upstairs this year.

2.  The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell - now that I know Lisa Jewell exist I just can't stop looking for more books by her. This is also a story I would love to uncover. What happened to Grace?

3. Don't Ever Tell by Lucy Dawson - I never read a book by her but from the synopsis of the book on amazon.com I think I want to read more."This is a story about Charlotte - a mother and a wife with the perfect job, the perfect life...at least, that's how it looks from the outside. But behind closed doors, the marriage is breaking, and Charlotte's husband, Tris, doesn't even know how much. He has no idea what Charlotte has planned for him, who she has found, why she has hired someone to pretend to be her. But he doesn't have long to wait to find out.... "

4. Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson - I love Peter Swanson book. Of course I will pick this book up when it's available in March 2020

5. Slayer by Kriesten White - Slayer is a story set in Buffy the Vampire Slayer world.  I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and of course I am going to read this book. If I love the character and the world, I might pick up Chosen book 2 of this series.

6. Little Secrets by Jennifer Hiller - The idea of killing your husband's mistress is so intriguring to me ... heheh.. Can't wait for April to read this book.

7. Long Bright River by Liz Moore - Gabbyreads mention this book in her January TBR. It's quite a thick book and I am not sure if I will pick it up. I think I am going to give this book a benefit of a doubt and put it in my list for 2020.

8. Marriage for One by Ella Maise - Gabbyreads also mention this book in her January TBR video. I love contemporary romance so for sure I am putting this book in my list.

9. Here to Stay by Mark Edwards - I totally forgot that this book was out late last year. I am a fan of Mark Edwards and of course I am going to read this book. I might listen to the audiobook too.

10. Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain - The book that tells a story from 2018 and 1940 about two women from different time uncover the mystery and secrets lies in a small town. The storyline sound interesting enough for me to check it out.

1. The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray - "A visionary and powerful debut thriller set in a terrifyingly plausible dystopian near-future—with clear parallels to today's headlines—in which the future of humanity lies in the hands of one woman, a scientist who has stumbled upon a secret that the government will go to any lengths to keep hidden" - excerpt from amazon.com - This book will be available in February 4. Can't wait to check this book out.

2. Never Have I ever by Joshilyn Jackson - I have put this book in my wishlist and never get around to buy this. I definitely will pick this book up this year. Can't wait to read this.

That is all of the books that I am interested to read right now. I might add more to the lists as the month goes by. Hoping to find a few new favourites for the year 2020.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Project life - the last few days of 2019

I have been making a few project life pages to complete my Project Life Photo book album for 2018 and 2019. I have purchased coupon code for 11x11 photobook and I need to redeem them by February 2020

Here are my pages from the last few weeks in 2019

Sometimes you just need to do it. Forget about perfection. Done is better than perfect. Alhamdulillah, now I have enough photos to print my photo book. I can't wait to see the end product.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

My 20 goals in 2020

Hello my lovelies. How's your new year so far? I am enjoying my new year so far. My youngest started his standard two at the same school. He is getting more and more aware of what school is all about. I am hoping that this year will be smooth sailing for him and for me too.

I saw that people around the internet is busy making 20 for 20 list for 2020. I decided that I am just going to make a simple goal lists for 2020. I love making lists and I am going to continue making one. I might missed a lot in 2019, so this year I am going to make posting on my blog as something that I enjoy doing. I still love memory keeping and this blog is one of many ways for me to capture my year.

(Credit: Photo by Cathryn Lavery on Unsplash)

  1. Do abs workout at least 3 times a week - I have been neglecting my abs workout lately. So this year I intend to do abs workout at least 3 times a week. 
  2. Drink at least 3 liter of water daily- I have been very callous with my water intake lately. So this year I want to do this again and make it a habit again this year. I need to put water intake tracker in my bullet journal.
  3. Be more grateful and humble - I am so grateful for all the things in my life. I want to continue making gratitude lists / gratitude journal this year. I want to be more grateful for my health and my youth. 
  4. Write in my journal daily - I know that this year is going to be a challenging year for me. I am going to have a lot of emotional baggage to sort through and a lot of things are going to be on my mind. So writing a daily journal can be very helpful to keep a clear head and a peace of mind.
  5. Read or listen to 20 books this year - I just sign up reading challenge on goodreads for 20 books. I want to read more this year and having a set of number to achieve is going to be fun for me. 
  6. Umrah 2020  - I am going for a spiritual journey this year with my son. 
  7. Travel at least two times - I am thinking of taking a vacation with my kids this year. If not overseas then maybe we can go to Singapore. I need to put this on my lists this year. 
  8. Use 55x5 Manifestation Method - I have been aware of this method for awhile now and have been using this on and off since 2019. This year I am going to make a conscious effort to use this method again to manifest my dream life and dream job. " I am so grateful that I attract men and women who are spiritual, hardworking, loyal, well network, faithful, talented and who contribute to the peace, prosperity and progress of my life."
  9. Do Affirmation daily - I am going to put affirmation either for love, money, prosperity, ideal weight and being young in my morning routine and my night routine. I plan do at one type of affirmation per week and rotate them through out the year.
  10. PRACTICE SELF LOVE OFTEN - I love myself and I want to do things that keep my mind, body and soul, healthy and happy like solat sunnah often, recite quran, listen to quran especially surah Yusof, exercise, eat healthy food, read more self help book, do facial, full body massage and be safe.
  11. BE HAPPY - This year I intend to just be happy. Do things that make me happy and be happy with myself. Fall in love with myself and do things that feels right to me.
  12. Take at least 5 classes in Skilshare this year- I subscribed to Skillshare accidentally for a year. Now I have unlimited classes at my disposal and I need to take the time to learn new things there. 
  13. Be Mindful - I choose MINDFUL as my word for 2020. I want to show up for my life right here right now. 
  14. Simplify my digital life - I have been on digital lifestyle for a while now and this year I want to make my digital lifestyle more simple. 
  15. Spend more time at home - especially during weekend. I used to love going to malls during weekend just to make myself busy and forget about my loneliness and problems. This year I am going to make a conscious effort to stay at home more often during the weekend and enjoy my space and my home more. I can be happy at home and feel content with myself.
  16. Explore Mindful (OLW2020) - I want to be curious with my word and embrace the beauty of becoming. I am not sure how I am going to do that but I am sure that by the end of the year I will be a different person.
  17. Do more activities with my children - My kids are growing up way too fast and I want to make a conscious effort to spend more time with them
  18. Be more active - Be more active for me is to do at least 30 minutes workout and stand more.
  19. Do 20 workout dancing on Youtube - I love dancing and this year I want to include more dancing in my life.

  20. Consciously make a Retirement Plan for me  - In a few years I am going to retired from civil services and I need to have a plan in place so that I am not at lost. One thing for sure is I need to have money coming in even though I am not working anymore
I am so happy and grateful for this goals and this lists. These goals makes sense to me in 2020. I need to book mark this lists and make a conscious effort to turn this list into inspired action. So far I have read 3 books this month and I am so excited that I started the year with great books.

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more." ~ Mother Theresa

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year 2020

I am so happy and grateful that I am still alive to celebrate 2020 with my children. This year we decided to take family photos at KLCC. We skipped 2019 and I didn't even remembered why. I decided to carry on with this tradition. Hopefully until the end of time. Hehehehe..  

January is for...

  • choosing my One Little Word for 2020. I didn't join Ali Edward workshop this year but I still want to choose my one little word for 2020 and the word that I choose is MINDFUL
  • all kind of bonuses including ASB and Program Hakmilik IKBS.
  • I am super excited to make a bullet journal focusing on 2020 Budget Planning
  • Setting up my Goals and plans for 2020 -personal and professional life. I am going to use Todosit, Google Calendar, Google Keep, Goodnotes 5 and Evernote as my tool for productivity.
  • I am hoping that I get a chance to take more photos this year
  • Doing more of the things I love including watching movies, binge watch Netflix, doing Body Combat Cardio on youtube and study and practice a few techniques with the Law of Attraction
  • using my Day One app as a place to dump all of my thoughts
  • the theme this year is "be mindful". Be in the presence and in the NOW. All you have is right now. You passed and your future is just an illusion.
  • I am going to love myself more. Be ok with myself. Just remember that life happened for me and not to me
So how was your new year celebration? Did you do anything special with your love ones? What are your goals and intentions for this year or this month?

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more." ~ Mother Theresa

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