Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Five ~ completion

This Friday Five comes from Sally at RevGalBlogPals, who wrote:
Many apologies for this being a little late today, when I woke this morning I had one thing on my mind and that was the completion of my Masters Thesis. Well I've done it, just some tidying up now so it is ready to submit by 3rd October. For me this marks the end of a programme of study that began in 2006, and has included formation for ministry and the Master's study. The journey along the way has been filled with endings and beginnings of different sorts, but the feeling of having completed something is terrific! How about you as you look back over the last few years?

1. Have you completed something?  What was it, and how did you celebrate?
2. Is there something you are waiting to begin?
3. Is there a project you keep putting off and why?
4. What would be your dream project/job?
5. Be creative, you are going to publish a book ... what is its title?
1.  I completed a move to a new home, sort of.  The boxes still stacked in the dining area don't discount that, do they?  To celebrate, I ate out with a friend.

2.  Waiting to begin? No, not I.  Beginnings are the easy part — completions are the problem.

3.  The project I keep putting off is writing a book.  Why?  Because other things keep crowding it out.  Things like moving, followed by heart surgery, moving again (see above), unpacking boxes.  But I have my notes, my ideas, my outlines — and I've written pages and pages of my book.  Unfortunately, those notes were in my laptop that was stolen.  I do have the notes I printed out and saved in half a dozen notebooks, but not the notes that were in my flash drive, which went through the wash in the pocket of my jeans (yes, that did rather wash away its contents).  I'll revise as I type out what I had before.  Maybe what I write now will be even better.

4.  My dream project is to complete my book.  Actually, I have more than one book planned (see #5 below).

5.  My tentative book titles:

  • Women Unbound, based on last year's Women Unbound reading challenge (my wrap-up post)
  • Genesis: Soap Opera with a Twist, which I've already written, but am now revising
  • Around the States in 50 Books, so readers can travel to each state in books
  • Around the World in 80 Books, so readers can travel all over the world in books


Sharon said...

Your books sound super! I'm looking forward to that Genesis one. Keep us posted!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks, Sharon. Maybe I'll have to enlist you as a reader of the Genesis book, to see what's working and what's not working in it.

nancy.johnson said...

What a great list. I love your book titles. Can't wait to see them.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I am so proud of you for finishing your masters thesis, we really don't ever stop learning, do we?

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Helen, it was Sally, who posed the questions, who has just finished her master's. I got mine in 1987, almost 25 years ago.

But you're right -- some of us never stop learning.