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As if I didn't have enough challenges...

I've gone ahead and joined the BlogHer Network and signed up for NaBloPoMo for June 2012.

This essentially means that no matter what, I shall post once each day throughout the month of June. Easier said than done...but then a life without challenges is merely a peaceful existence ;)

So here is the post I wrote today on BlogHer since I joined the network today.

Like I have said in that post, here I reiterate:

With my day-job and theatre work, I haven't the faintest idea how I shall be able to write daily and yet I'm going to make an effort, taking one day at a time because I'm excited by the theme "Jump". So yes, I'm jumping right in. 

See you tomorrow ! :)


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