I was recently challenged to post ten random facts about myself over on Instagram by the lovely Jean at A Spoonful of Travel blog. I love these kinds of challenges, I recently heard them being referred to as ‘Pop Up’ challenges which I think is a great explanation, and they are a great way of getting to know your fellow bloggers.
At first I didn’t know what to write, it’s hard to think of ten things off hand but eventually I got there and thought why not share them with you all here too. So here it goes…
1 – I’m 32, Irish and living in Dublin
Most of you, if you’ve been reading my blog up to now, will know this already. I’m a Dublin girl born and bread, and there’s no better city in the world if you ask me! 🙂
2 – I recently got married and wish I was still planning my wedding
Oh to be wedding planning still… But yesterday I got to have a look at one of my wedding photos from our photographer for the first time and it has made me super excited to see the rest. I’ve written a full post on our wedding photography which I’ll be sharing with you all shortly too so watch this space.
3 – My favourite book is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Atticus Finch, need I say more? Other than if you haven’t already read this book, you are missing out on possibly one of the best books ever written in my opinion. This one is sure to go down in literary history.
4 – I work as an Internal Communications specialist for a large international company
My job is busy, challenging and can be stressful at times like most jobs, but I get to do one of the things I love most everyday which is writing. And I love that.
5 – I am hopeless romantic
Flowers, candles, poetry, chocolate, spontaneity, I love it all. The cheesier the better!
6 – My favorite drink is Champagne/Prosecco
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love bubbles. The fact that they are the least calorific drink in the wine family is a major bonus too!
7 – I love to travel and have visited over 20 countries across 5 continents
Travelling is one of my favourites. Although I’ve been lucky enough to travel to lots of different places, I still haven’t visited anywhere near as many countries in Europe as I’d like, I also want to travel all fifty states of America, see South East Asia and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef.
At the beginning of 2016 I created a list of all the places I’d like to try and see this year so you can have a read of them here.
8 – I meditate regularly and practice mindfulness
As someone who has suffered with anxiety for many years, I have been searching to find something to help me cope when life becomes overwhelming for a long time now. I have always been interested in meditation and have seen first hand the positive impact it can have on people. So last year I began to embrace meditation and haven’t looked back since.
If you’re new to meditation there are some great books to help you get started. My Dad who has been meditating for many years now gave me a great book – Meditation Now or Never by Steve Hagen which I found so helpful at the beginning. There are also some great apps for guided meditation such as ZMeditations which is the one I’m currently using.
9 – I have a BA in Politics & Psychoanalysis, an MA in Politics and a Post Grad Dip in Public Relations & Event Management
I was one of those people who left school not really knowing what I wanted to do, I knew I wanted to write but didn’t know in what capacity. I went down the Politics route with the plan of becoming a journalist, but life works in funny ways and I ended up in Public Relations which later led to my current role in Internal Comms.
10 – My ultimate dream is to write a book
Even if I write it just for myself and it never gets published, I really want to write a book someday. My friend Zarah promised me many years ago she would be the first to buy it when I do so I haven’t forgotten that either!
So there you go…ten random facts about me.
The idea of this challenge is to nominate other bloggers which I’ve done over on my Instagram page if you’d like to check it out. Because of that I won’t nominate anyone specifically now, but I’m putting it out there in the blogosphere and if you decide to take the challenge on then please let me know. I’d love to read about all your random facts too!