Monday, 27 June 2016

Monthly Highlights 2016 - April & May

Hello Everyone!!

So it looks like I have been lacking with this whole monthly highlight series thing as once again I have to put 2 months together... #pleaseforgiveme! But as I said before I love the thought and idea behind this series so I will persevere. Here are a few things that have made me happy in the past 2 months! 


My Birthday!

I turned 26! No longer mid - twenties.... well teetering very close to late twenties. I went on a road trip with one of my besties home where I spent a couple of days with my family which was great!! Sun shining, music blaring!! #happiness & I got spoiled rotten!! What more could a girl want!? I have the BEST family & friends!! (Except for the fact that as a joke they decided to put a 30th birthday candle on my cake.... hmm.... very funny ...... hah)   

Best Friends Visiting!

Two of my best friends decided to visit me for a couple of days which was fantastic! We decided to explore!! It was so much fun chilling out with them! I almost forgot just how much I missed them & now that Im thinking about them again I miss them again!! Hopefully they willl be back to visit me soon!!

Other Smaller highlights

  • Meeting an awesome band "The Swinging Travelers" & attending their gigs. So talented!!
  • Road Trips!! Loving the driving!!
  • Walks on the beach


This is the month where I really feel like I found my feet in my new home & surroundings. This month I have really started to feel comfortable & happy living here.  

Seeing Friends

I decided to take a spontaneus trip home & visited all the friends I had not seen in months & been missing! It was so good (However I will say I will not be announcing when I am home ever again as it is a LOT of pressure to get around to see everyone. Its much more relaxed if you just tell one or two people and decide what you want to do when you are actually home rather than getting pulled and dragged in a thousand directions & risk upsetting people when its physically impossible to see them. Lesson Learned!)

The Weather

We have been soooo lucky here in Ireland the past couple of weeks!! The sun has been shining almost none stop almost to the point that you may actually think you were in another country!! Its been amazing! Soaking up all that vitimin D! Yes Please! 

Other Smaller Highlights

  • Seeing the vintage car rally
  • Making some really good friends  
  • Going to  new Asian restaurant that opened up in a town near me with one of my besties!
  • Spending a few days in my home town & catching up with the people I love
  • Catchin up on Youtube! Really enjoyed catching up on all my subscriptions
  • Picked up 2 really cute phone covers from pennys! (if you follow me on Instagram you will already have seen them) Check them out here - More Issues than Vogue & Gold & Glittery
  • Staying overnight in a beautiful city hotel for a night with one of my besties!!
  • Shopping in Pennys / Primark! Haul coming soon on my Beauty Blog!!   Beauty La Linda - MUA Be sure not miss it!!

* I have one low note... well sort of, a girl I become really close friends with in my time here in my new home/area has moving back to her home country, But the happiness is that I met her in the first place! I have no doubt we will stay firm friends!!! Miss you loads hun!!

I also want to apologise for this post not being very picture heavy but I had a look back over my photos from the past couple of months & realised I had taken hardly any... oops... & not very like me as my phone is choco- blocked with photos to the point where today I thought to myself "I really must clean out my photos in my phone as I am surprised I have any space at all!" Oh well... Nonetheless I still wanted to share all my happiness with you!!   

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Midweek Motivation || When It rains It Pours....


Why is it everything always seems to come at once!? Bills, deadlines, random issues, personal issues, weddings or events that are going to cost you a bomb! At the moment Im dealing with a raining/pouring situation!  

The reason I want to talk about this today is because, once again I am sure I am not the only one in this situation! It can get a bit over whelming & hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However we must train ourselves to think differently about our situation for many reasons - 
  1. While we are wishing for it all to be over we are also wishing our life, away without realising it. We are never going to be this age or have this time ever again!
  2. Because we become so focused on the things we have to fix (Yes they are important & do need attention) we are missing out on all the great things that are happening at the same time!! We are forgetting to appreciate people, places & the general good things happening in each of our lives.
  3. Stress is not good for anyone! & if you anything like me your anxiety will sky rocket!! This can not only take its toll on you mentally but also physically too!! (I have a knot in my back that I CANNOT get rid of!)

Here are a few tips I have for dealing with times like this

  • Dedicate a certain amount of time to go through all the problems you are currently having. Write out a list of things you need to fix, do or organise & then write down any solutions or plans of action to resolve them.
  • Apart from this time try not to think about it unless you can do something about it. Easier said than done I agree but the less you over think about it the more likely things will naturally just happen and every now & then they will actually fall in your favour! 
  • If some thing seems unachievable then set small goals & before you know it that main goal you had in the beginning will suddenly be much more achievable.
  • Take down time for you. Do something that makes you happy or relaxed even if its just for half an hour! You will feel a little more refreshed and much better after it (For me one of these things is writing)
  • Try & get sleep. Your body, mind & soul repair themselves at night! When times are stressful you need all the help you can get so dont skimp on the sleep. It will help you cope with stress & important decision making & organisation skills during the day!
  • Eat well! Again easier said than done but the better the fuel the better the performance!
  • Stop comparing your life! We live in a social media world which means we all fall victim to the green eyed monster! We are especially vulnerable when things in our own lives may not be going so well. This is not at time to feel sad & jealous, this is a time to feel motivated & inspired by these people!!    
  • Realise that most things in life are not life and death therefore, like everything else this will too pass and more than likely in a few months time you wont even remember this!
  • Take a moment and think about all that you do have and all that you are grateful for. If you do this I guarentee you will feel a hell of a lot better.
  • Think about your problems with a positive spin - Trust me! For example 
  1. Car Problems? - I have a car
  2. Work problems? - I have a job
  3. Friend problems? - They love me really, I love them too... this will be resolved! I also learn how I really feel about them! 
  4. Money Problems? - Learn how to save & find more creative ways to spend time & have fun!
  5. Did something stupid? - I leaned a valuable lesson not to be repeated! 
  • It sounds harsh but majority of the time someone else has it worse off than - you try not to forget that!! 
  • Finally as hard as it seems just keep swimming! Keep working your way towards whatever it is - moving slowly is 100 times better than not moving at all!!

I feel like there comes points in our life where we have to stop take a look around and go right it may take some time but I can do this!! I cant leave whatever this is get the better of me!! It can and will be fixed!! Cliche as it is life is a journey & from all our experiences both good & bad we grow!! Keep fighting, hustling, moving & swimming and soon you will feel like you are #winningatlife. Will it be easy? No but the best things in life never are & IT WILL BE WORTH IT!!!

Bye bye my lovelies!!!
Loves you all x
Chat soon x


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