Have I ever mentioned I’m a very sociable introvert? Well I am. And so, of course I should have tonnes of empathy for others with similar social tendencies. Except that my vanity and striving to appear ‘nice’ to people makes it trickier than you might think. My children err on the side of introverted, you … Continue reading Not Anti-Social, Merely Selectively-Social
What Will I Do With Myself?
Hello! How are you dear reader? I’m back after a lo-ong Summer and somewhat of an unintended writing hiatus. Life and apathy crept into the crevices usually reserved for writing and posting, which happens. But I’m hungry again. I have an appetite to write - and so here I am. I hope you have been … Continue reading What Will I Do With Myself?
Is This Not Ambition Enough?
I've been thinking a lot about ambition lately. It's been ruminating around in my head as I've tried to work out where my ambition currently resides and how it once shaped my life. If I correctly understand the modern idea of ambition, it is to start school, age five, with a view to getting a … Continue reading Is This Not Ambition Enough?
My Personal Marathon
I'd been meaning to write a piece for some time to mark four years of this little blog of mine. I'm not sure why I'd been feeling a commemoration would be required this year above any other. But if I ever needed a sign, I got one this morning at the playground where I met … Continue reading My Personal Marathon
Covid 19 Is An Introvert’s Dream
It was beautiful. Like that scene in The Bridges of Madison County when Meryl's family takes off out the gate and down the road. Alan took the gang to stay with his brother in Dublin to give me a full 24 hours on my own and it has been... like a spa, on a cloud, … Continue reading Covid 19 Is An Introvert’s Dream
Memes, Mother’s Day & (Blue) Murder
Where to start. I wrote recently about putting things off, like going to the dentist. I don't like going to the dentist. Who does, I suppose? I've had a handful of kidney stones and three babies on gas & air but it would appear my sensitive teeth are my achilles heel. Anyway. You all know … Continue reading Memes, Mother’s Day & (Blue) Murder
It’s Healthy To Check In With Yourself
There's a film called 'Friends with Money' and in it Frances McDormand's character Jane stops washing her hair. It gradually gets pretty manky and her friends sort of notice, but don't mention anything. And just when it's getting really gruesome her kind husband gently suggests he might help her wash it. And she has a … Continue reading It’s Healthy To Check In With Yourself
If It Wasn’t For All The Stripping
From time to time you recall all the good things about being single and childfree. They are numerous. Especially on the days you climb the stairs - complete with hot water bottle because you have a head start on bedtime and you are intent on making the most of it, yes, that is my life … Continue reading If It Wasn’t For All The Stripping
It’s Exciting But It’s Terrifying
As a young PR exec being all PR-exec-y in Dublin in the early noughties, I attended a meeting in the uber-trendy Digital Hub. The meeting was bringing together the entire marketing team for one of Ireland's largest corporations - we're talking their brand people, advertising people, campaign planning people, digital people, IT people, in-house people … Continue reading It’s Exciting But It’s Terrifying
Over To The Other Side
So unless there's a miracle of nature, or a failure of science, I've officially departed the baby-making phase of my life. It was a straightforward decision in the end - a solemn promise I made that were we to indulge ourselves in a third baby, I could feel satiated, finished with that stage in my … Continue reading Over To The Other Side