I know that Instagram can make you feel terrible sometimes. You go online and all you see are people in places you've never been, doing things you've never done. You can end up feeling like you're missing out and that everyone else is doing life so much better than you are. It's a total first … Continue reading Stop comparing your life
Back in January, I read about a festival in New York City called the Governors Ball, and I thought to myself; WHY NOT? I booked flights and festival tickets and then I put the trip to the back of my mind, not really thinking about it again until a couple of days before leaving. At … Continue reading ME vs NYC
Amsterdam was a funny experience for me. I was there a couple of weeks ago for the Kings Day celebrations, which to us Irish would be the equivalent of St Patricks Day, so I caught the city at its most intense time of the year. Although I had fun and met some lovely people during … Continue reading Amsterdam – A beautiful city with a dark undercurrent
I recently listened to a powerful speech given at a graduation ceremony in 2011 by Denzel Washington. During it he asked the crowd a question, “Do you have the guts to fail?” He told the story of his first (car crash!) audition for a Broadway musical and the countless parts in movies and plays that … Continue reading Have The Guts To Fail
Let me take you back to 12 months ago, to visit the past version of me who in a surreal way now feels like a stranger. I look back and think who was she? You see, it may not have been so evident to the outside world but on the inside I was a painfully … Continue reading It’s ok to empower yourself
Meeting new people can be an intimidating experience; it’s the fear of the unknown most likely. But at the same time it can be really enlightening and I really believe that you can learn something new about the world or even yourself from every single person you come into contact with – if you are … Continue reading Never Underestimate What You Bring to The Table
Recently a colleague of mine, who I have always admired, made me feel like a queen. To give you some insight; she’s a classy lady in her 50s, a fantastic sales woman, well travelled and a person who I look up to in many ways. So when she came up to me recently and said … Continue reading Slap fear in the face!
As I sit here thinking about the weekend ahead I am filled with so many uncomfortable feelings – anxiety, dread, fear, anticipation, doubt, uncertainty… You see, on Friday I am getting a plane and heading to Milan by myself. I've only ever travelled alone once before, and the only part I had to do alone … Continue reading Go & let go