Life Lately

It's been a while since I've last shared a Life Lately post here on "Sadhbhers." In fact, the last one I put together was way back in 2017! I've been so busy lately, so I haven't quite had the chance to share much with you all. Life can get a little bit overwhelming sometimes, so I think it's important to take a step back from social media every now and again.

So, that's what I've done. I haven't really been posting to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, or even here on my blog. While I'm disappointed in terms of consistency, I'm so happy to know that even when I need to take a break, some of you will still be right there behind me, supporting me on every decision I make. Big, small, or in between.

With January typically comes the 'January Blues,' and I'd be lying if I said I didn't experience those every once and a while. In an attempt to combat these, I made myself a list of resolutions at the beginning of the year. A list that I can look back on to remind me that I'm on the right path, and to push me to become the best version of myself I can be. In a month like this, when everyone seems to have somehow simultaneously gotten out of the wrong side of the bed, I think it's important to celebrate all victories, big and small. 

This month, I've decided to immerse myself in all the things I love most, but might have lost somewhere a long the way. I've been writing every single day, which is something I did up until I moved to Cork City. Whether it's a poem, a journal or a short story, I'm trying to bring myself back to my roots. Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I can believe I let it slip by over the past year. To motivate me to keep going with it, even when I might not want to, I've started writing for UCC's newspaper, the University Express, as fashion editor. I'm excited to surround myself with like-minded individuals that I am sure will push me to strive for the best. 

I'm also back volunteering for Irish Water Safety this term. I've taken over as deck manager at my local venue. That means I'm responsible for organising the classes. Thankfully, I have a lot of help on hand for this, but nonetheless I am so excited about this role, and I'm looking forward to being able to give something back to an organisation that gave so much to me. What's surprised me the most about this since taking on the role is everyone's surprise in my status as a volunteer! Although we live in an era where most are self-motivated, and don't seem very concerned about the greater good, I'm glad that I can use my skills for good.

As a personal goal this year, I've also decided to try to cook proper wholesome meals. I wouldn't say that I eat unhealthily, but I've been trying to make an effort to improve my diet. It can be difficult to find time to cook anything even slightly intricate, especially after work, and when I've got a whole lot else going on at the same time. 

Dungarees, Nasty Gal | Top, Penneys/Primark | Beret, Toshop | Shoes, Fila

All in all, I'm beginning to realise that I might not always have time to do my favourite things everyday, but that doesn't mean that it's not important to put aside some time whenever possible to do the things that 'spark joy,' in the words of my favourite Marie Kondo.

Until next time, 

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