The Nocturnal Wenchy

 Year’s end is neither an end, nor a beginning, but a going on.

‘This the Season to draw up a list of unattainable goals to punish yourself with for the first few weeks of the new year. I thought we could skip all that.

I would like to make a suggestion that will not have you beating yourself up for not losing that last 10kg. The same 10kg that has been on your list for the past 10 years! Nor have you looking for ways to cancel that gym membership by mid-February. Those gym companies can be such a stickler for the rules when it comes to getting out of a contract. Not proper.

I would like to challenge you to put those resolutions aside and instead:

  1. Choose a word that you can focus on for the year that can guide your deeds, thoughts and actions. A word that will be meaningful to you and encourage you.
  2. Secondly, instead of drawing up a list of good intentions, make a wish list. Places you would like to visit, experiences you would like to have in the next year, books you would like to read, people you would like to visit. Celebrate who we are, who we are with and what we are doing.

My focus for the year to come:

  1. I have chosen the word: CLUTTER

A collection of things lying about in an untidy state.

I’m a hoarder in every aspect of my life. I need to unclutter my life physically, emotionally, psychologically, mentally and only keep the good and useful.

2.  My wish list includes an impromptu road trip with my husband – just get up and go! I would like to introduce my two sisters to each other as they have never met. Perhaps go on a cruise? I could use my smoothie maker to actually make smoothies, not only make drinks cleverly disguised as milkshakes?

Would love to hear which word you chose to focus on this year, and what is on your wish list.


 “What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of my life for it.”
– Author Unknown

I wish you enough,


About the author


She’s a silent wallflower - said nobody ever! I started writing as The Nocturnal Wenchy over twenty years ago.

I am the keeper of the white picket fence of many colours. Mom to many, and a third-time-lucky wife. I’m often asked when I am publishing a book as my blessed life has covered a multitude of sins. Someone had a knife, but then again … they had it coming!

As a self-proclaimed Social Media Diva with #wenchytude and purple hair, life is grand!


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  • My word is “self love”. In a mad, mad world we get so caught up in getting ‘things’ done – more often than not, NOT for ourselves. This year I want to take my own power back, and not drown in busyness and anxiety.

    As a direct consequence – on my wishlist: if I am happy, everyone around me will be happy as well 🙂 #PositiveVibesOnly And to take more good-for-the-soul mini-vacations or short getaways!

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