Unremarkable things about me

I know some (or all) of you that read my blogs don’t know me so here’s some little facts that might give more of an insight on my writing.

  • I’m 20 years old
  • I’m in my final year studying English and Music in Uni and I don’t have a clue what Masters degree to do next year… Education or Media?
  • I live at home (still!) because with college expense I can’t afford to move out.
  • And that’s a killer because living at home sucks when you’re older. Although there are some perks (dinner, laundry etc)
  • I have a fantastic boyfriend of over one year called Joe and he’s everything to me.
  • I also have many lovely friends who are the bombdiggity.
  • I can be a pretty weird random person and sometimes thoughts pop into my head and I’m like whaaaaaaat?? I just have to remember not to say them aloud because people might think I’m crazy…. doesn’t really work though
  • I have a new found love for wine.
  • I quite like my own company and doing my own thing.. I don’t feel a need to constantly be doing what other people do.. so I guess that means that I have my own mind.
  • I have plans to get the hell out of this country after college and see the world with Joe.
  • I LOVE to read more than watching tv.
  • I used to be too trusting when I was younger and I also put up with peoples crap because I guess I had no backbone. Put the past year has changed all that and I’m a happier stronger person.
  • I’m constantly in a love/hate war with my body. But what girl isn’t?
  • I can be jealous and insecure. Not overly so. But the feelings are there.
  • I’m a morning person. But I’m not a night person. Once I’m tired there is NO staying awake for me.
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Daily Message

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Every girl (and boy) has insecurities. I’ve been with my boyfriend now over a year and I still can have jealous days. He’s never given me reason to be jealous or insecure, but sometimes we just have those days don’t we? So chin up, smile and smack yourself for being silly 😛 there are things about you that make you..you. Always remember that. And remember, you are beautiful! 🙂

The Future Changes

I havn’t blogged in a while. I’ve had looooads of assignments due in and then what time I had off I was catching up on sleep and going out. However.. today has been a difficult day for me in terms of.. my future? What the HELL am I going to do when I graduate?

Now don’t get me wrong. I havn’t been completely clueless up to now. The problem is that my ideas are changing. I was at a meeting today… and I was advised NOT to do my TV/Radio production Masters degree next year but instead to do a Diploma in Education as a backup in case my dreams fall flat and I have no back up.. However I’m determined not to give up so easily. I’m currently emailing every radio and tv station in Ireland looking for advice. So far only Today FM has got back to me in what to do next year. I’m so grateful for that.. but what to do? If the councellor is right, and my dreams of working in Radio don’t come true.. could I really be happy teaching second level English and/or Music? It’s a very comfortable career to have and if I got into teaching I would be sorted for life.. but would I be happy? Am I willing to let my dreams and plans change?

So now I have to follow my head or my heart.. what would you do?

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Good News and Childhood Revisited

Well today I drove my Dad to the hospital to get the test results from an x-ray he got last month. We had a scare last April where he went for a simple gall bladder operation and everything went wrong. He bled out and lost a LOT of blood.. we nearly lost him. But he’s a fighter and now it’s like nothing happened. The good news is all is well and he has a clean bill of health. We’re all so happy in the house 🙂

Today though with all the worry coming up to the results, I felt suddenly aware of how scary life can be.. and I really didn’t like that feeling. Soo.. I sank back into childhood for a while. I got my comfy clothes on, some doritos and salsa dip and I watched The Lion King 1 and 2 and I LOVED it. Sometimes you’ve just got to be a kid 🙂 You’re never to old for Disney Movies ❤

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Girly Nights In and Hungover Food.

So last night I had a girly night in, with the one and only, Ali Trodden. I love that girl, she always makes me smile! 🙂 Anyway, it was her first time over in my house, and we seriously had a ball! All girls reading this will agree that sleepovers consist of 3 things: Wine/Alcohol, junk food and movies.

Now.. that WAS the plan I had set in place for us last night. However, alcohol took over and after 1 bottle of wine each, we moved onto the vodka and had heart-to-hearts with my family about life and so-on and so-forth. It was a great laugh! We ate loads of crap and gossiped and talked all night. Movies never got a look in. When you enjoy each other company so much that you  don’t feel you need to watch movies to fill the time, that’s friendship right there! 

Ali and I have always been friends, but never as close as we are now. She’s one of those girls that has always been there for me, and this year we have just clicked. It’s like I wrote about in my previous blog. Surround yourself with people that make you happy.. and I LOVE that girl. I know that no matter what, she has my back.  

Today.. veeery hungover, McDonalds came into play and it was incredible! Nothing kicks the hungover blues then greasy  food. And guys.. that’s just a world known fact.. don’t judge 🙂

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Put yourself first..

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I’ve learnt some valuable life lessons in the past year alone. There comes a point in your life when you realize who is there for you and who is not. Don’t let people who weren’t there for you when you were at your worst, try and be there now that you’re at your best. Only surround yourself with those who love you. You will be surprised how much better you feel.

Ciára xo