If I have learnt anything over the last couple of years, it's that life goes by way too fast. I know that I'm probably not the only one to say this, but in a world of Netflix (as awesome as it is), being constantly contactable and endlessly scrolling through news feeds on your phone, I feel like you reach a point where you just think enough is enough. I have to do something about it.
I was listening to a podcast this morning and it reminded me that it's normal to feel that you can't do it all.
This decision of mine to go out into business by myself, to try and make a go of it, is a tough one, precisely because, if you're in the right job, you are doing all of the things you love, but for other people.
After months and months of listening to Spotify with ads, I recently decided to go premium. I'm still not sure that it's 100% worth the expense, but I am enjoying creating playlists to work to and stumbling upon some new artists. If you've any playlist suggestions, feel free to share in the comments. Oh and enjoy!
The summer is over and I've no idea where it went. This year, it was beautifully warm. Many days were spent outside in the sunshine, echoing last year's days in the garden. We finally saw blue skies on a daily basis. It involved a most spectacular wedding, a trip to London town and a lot of hard work. And now it's autumn and I'm still not sure how we got here.
These flowers come into my home vibrant, full of life. They leave through the backdoor, usually thrown into the rubbish after a week or so. They'll end up in some landfill site, rapidly decaying until they become part of the landscape.
We hadn't seen a storm like this in Cork in something like 15 years. I remember the last storm: It was Christmas, we lost our power for a week. We spent the time playing board games, lighting candles, sitting in front of roaring fires, telling stories.
I didn’t know what it would be like. I had no idea.
Suddenly, I was on that plane having said goodbye to everything familiar, about to be in the unknown. My reality had taken a backseat and I was surrounded by turbans and burkas, high-rise buildings and desert.
Apparently the cuisine in Melaka is to die for but holds a big sign "not suitable for vegetarians". There were actually people queueing up outside one restaurant to get to taste the Malay food while I had to resort to eating pizza and veggie sushi. But, it was the first time I'd ever had sushi. Plus, plus.
I was trying to think of the best possible picture that I could show you all this week, and I'm not sure if this is it. But I do love this photo and all of the memories of a wonderful day snapping these special moments when I was in Bali a couple of years back.
Sometimes, it's good to turn back time, and today I feel like taking you all to beautiful Bali where I spent the last month of my trip around South East Asia in 2010. Without a doubt, it was a highlight of my journey.