• General,  Lifestyle

    A Letter To My Teenage Heart

    Dear fragile heart, I know you’re young, I am too. You think everything is the end of the world when really it hasn’t even started. At this point you’re probably pretending to love the taste of vodka even though you’re secretly hoping to be back home drinking tea with your dad by half 12. You probably think your dress clings in all the wrong places and you think you’re the only young woman in the world to have randomly developed stretch marks. Don’t worry, you’re not. You’re worried about next year and your life purpose. Go to college if you genuinely want to go to college, but don’t feel you…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    The Journey To Acceptance

    Life is a strange thing, one minute you feel like you’re watching every part of your life go down the toilet, and the next minute you just feel completely filled with a sense of contentment. One of the biggest challenges we have to face in life is acceptance. Over time, we have to stop dwelling and just accept things as they are. I have said it before and I will say it again – everything happens for a reason. You can waste your life being a dweller or you can just get on with things. Don’t worry it’s not just you, I am such a dweller. I spend so much…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    For Fenella

    When I think about my younger self I can distinctly remember a nervous little girl who didn’t say much. Fast forward to now, years later, and sure some of the nerves are still there, but they are running alongside one hell of a powerful voice. The comparisons between these two girls are plenty – Big eyebrows, a love of writing, a heart full of passion and the huge likelihood to trip over and fall into pools of water. I may not have children to nurture just yet, but I can still nurture that little girl. I will always need to care for myself. This little girl will be within me…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    The Ending Of Something

    Considering I actually felt sad waking up from a dream last night where I was dating The Weeknd, I think it’s safe to say my love life has been fairly rocky lately. On a recent trip out and about, I spotted a familiar man in the distance. It was one of those on/off/yes/no situations that silly old me would normally jump straight into, but this time was different. I don’t know if it was the decision of my guardian angel or my own common sense kicking in, but I stood there for a moment, thought for a second, and then did a complete U-turn. There is nothing wrong with this…

  • General,  Humour

    Hey Cupid, Any Spare Arrows?

    Now I am not going to sit here and decide whether I hate Valentine’s Day or the entire male species more, because, in fact, I hate neither. Yes, I am single, but I’m not going to get as bitter as a lemon because trust me if Zac Efron turned up on my doorstep tomorrow with a bunch of flowers and a share box of chicken nuggets, you would all know about it. In fact, I’d still be posting the pics in July 2024. So, if you’re loved up on February 14th, good for you. Hold on to that man tight because it’s a cruel world out there. I’m not gonna…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    Moments In Time

    I don’t think we meet people by accident. Sure, not everybody comes with the intention to stay, but I believe everyone we meet has a purpose. As I am typing this, I am listening to an album from 2009. This album was introduced to me by an old friend… where is she now? I am not sure. She was not meant to be a permanent fixture in my life but I still thank her, even if the main thing she brought into my life was this album, filling a quiet night some years later. The lyrics of the song might remind me of another person in my life, another person…

  • General

    Under The Influence

    Living your youth in this generation can be daunting to say the least. In a world full of filters and Influencers, it can often be hard to let ourselves be our own influence. I will even admit myself how daunting it can be, and this is coming from a woman who is trying to break into this world of social media influence. I am always looking for new ways to get my writing out to an audience and often get overwhelmed by the time and emotional strain that goes into this. Sometimes I just have to take a moment to have a breather and remind myself that the majority of…

  • General

    For You And I

    As 2018 has now arrived and everyone is thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, I was also thinking about my own. My plan for the new year is quite simple: To focus on myself. Not in a selfish way of course, but I mean mentally and emotionally I plan on devoting TLC to myself because, well, I deserve it. Today, January 6th, is Nollaig na mBan, a traditional rest day for women. I decided this was the perfect day to write my first blog post of 2018, focusing on myself and all of the wonder women in my life. Upon reflection of a recent lunch date with a few of my…

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    Christmas Wishes

    As a blogger, I could sit here and tell you what to get your boyfriend for Christmas or tell you how to hydrate your skin during the cold weather, but the truth is, there are many other things that I would rather tell you about in the run up to Christmas. For many people Christmas is a magical time, of course it is, look at the decorations, the lights, hear the music, feel the excitement. However, Christmas can also be a very hard time. The truth is, the majority of people probably have a tiny part of them that is dreading Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas. It…

  • General

    Rant Of The Week: It’s Nice To Be Nice

    In a world where so many things are possible and man has supposedly been to the moon, why do so many people still struggle to use basic manners? Why is a smile perfected in a social media selfie but not in person? When did saying ‘please,’ ‘thank you’ and smiling become such a huge effort? It’s no surprise that one simple smile, even from a stranger, can lift your whole day and a frown can drag down your mood, they have huge effects on people around you, and those frowns aren’t fun. On a recent trip to a shop I noticed this definitely was the case, but I had noticed…