The Inside my Head Tag


I was tagged by Janna at 007   for “The Inside My Head” tag – this tag is a bunch of questions that I’ve been asked & I answer them for you all. You’ll have a fun. Please do check out her blog.  Thank you very much Janna and my apologies that I am very late with my response.


  • Thank & tag the person that has tagged you
  • Attach the tag photo
  • Answers the ‘This or THAT questions
  • Tag a 10-20 friends.

Here are my answers:

  1. How do I feel at the moment? Somewhat frazzled. We have had house guests for the last week and although it has been a wonderful week I am a week behind in some work I have to do and deadlines are looming.
  2. What do I need more in my life? Possibly the only thing I need more of in my life is a little down time but if I had it would I just fill it with another project.
  3. What would make me happy right now? To have everything prepared for the executive meeting tomorrow night, to have my dance exam over, to have written my next piece for Charli, to have written another piece I need to do, to have handed over the secretarial role to the new secretary and to have the talk I am giving to Rotary at Cooroy done and dusted. All that being impossible I’ll settle for a cup of coffee.
  4. What is going right in my life? I am on a roll disposing of stuff I have not needed for years.
  5. What am I most grateful for? List 10 things. 
    • I am alive.
    • Where I live.
    • My friends and family.
    • My health.
    • I still have my mother
    • My education
    • My life
    • My freedom
    • Plenty of drinkable water.
    • Experiences – both good and bad.
    • Passion
    • That books exist.
  6. When did I experience joy this week? Every morning as I look on the river I am filled with joy. My small dog gives me a lot of joy also. Another story that filled me with great joy this week was that of the Mali refugee in Paris that scaled the building to save the child hanging off the balcony.
  7. List a small victory/success? We have been looking for somewhere to move. After looking at numerous houses Roger said – we will stay in the area we live and we will just be happy living where we are until a place comes up. As that is what I would prefer it was a small victory for me.
  8. What is bothering me & why? Ageing. No matter how positive a slant you put on ageing I fail to find too much positive about it. There is no longer enough time to read all the books I want to read, my body will no longer allow me to do all the activities I would like to do and generally I hate watching the health of those I love decline.
  9. What are my priorities at the moment? Getting as fit as possible as I have no-one that will help me as I help my mother and I need to be able to look after myself into old age.
  10. What do I love about my self? My compassion
  11. Who means the world to me & why? My husband Roger – we have been through a lot together and come out smiling. Lets hope we manage the next twenty years with a smile on our faces.
  12. If I could share one message with the world, what would it be? We are all human with the same needs and desires in life – lets start living in harmony with each other.
  13. What advice would I give to my younger self? learn to speak.
  14. What lesson did I learn this week? How to dance the tango terrific.
  15. If I had all the time in the world, what would I do first? Read
  16. Whats draining my energy? Taking on too much at the same time.
  17. What does my ideal morning look like? Walk the dog followed by feed the dog then feed myself. Eat in front of the computer then wash up and housework followed by whatever project has to be attended to that day.
  18. What does my ideal day look like? As for my morning. 1pm I have lunch and read whilst I eat it then back to work until 3 when I walk the dog. 5pm again work on my projects and eat dinner at 6.30 pm. Sometimes I’m out of an evening other times I keep my husband company in front of the TV other nights I read or continue working. I always talk to my Mum at 8pm unless I have seen her during the day.
  19. What makes me come alive? Dancing
  20. What/who inspires me the most? I don’t think I have ever had a hero as such and no one thing inspires me. It seems to come from within although obviously I am affected by those around me, nature and what I read.
  21. Where does my pain originate? When I am in crowds. I am very aware that I am alone when I am with people. I prefer to be in small groups of one or two likeminded friends.
  22. What are my strengths? I stand up for what I believe in and I am non judgemental.
  23. What is something I’ve always wanted but too scared to get? Nothing.
  24. What is something I would love to learn? Editing
  25. Where would I want to live my ideal life? Where I am.
  26. Where would I like to travel in the next 5 years? There are many places I’d like to visit and realistically in the next five years I would like to visit Europe, Iceland and Greenland, Antarctica South America and the Galapagos Islands.
  27. What can I do to take better care of myself? Stop eating chocolate
  28. What hobbies would I like to try? I have enough hobbies I don’t think I want to take on anything new.
  29. When have I done something that I thought I couldn’t do? Probably the achievement I am proudest of is building my own house with my own hands.
  30. At the end of my life, what do I want my legacy to be? I want my memoir Nightmare in Paradise to be sitting on the shelves of the National Library.


If any of my readers would like to participate in this blog tag please feel free to add yourself to my list and for those I’ve nominated – if you don’t have the time I understand but for those that do – I can’t wait to see your response.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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15 Responses to The Inside my Head Tag

  1. Your answer #30 – absolutely!

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  2. I like all the answers, especially #5, 8, 10, 11, 21, 21, 29, &30. Thank you for tagging me. I appreciate that very much. If you don’t mind, I’ll pass, because I was being tagged with the same tag not too long ago. Thank you again, Irene.

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  3. duskalert says:

    I enjoyed reading your answers.💖 I like all the answers, especially #3 #5 #9 #12 #22 and #30
    I adore you for the love you have for your mother. 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖 May she live long. Ameen.

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Interesting thoughts in your head, Irene. I laughed to find myself within (and I waved). Dance on!

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  5. Irene, just wanted to let you know that other bloggers are picking up where WordPress Daily Prompt has ended.
    Here’s a useful link.

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