A Different Kind of Friday Feeling

It’s Friday and today I’m experiencing a different kind of Friday Feeling as the time has now come for me to begin my next chapter.

Yesterday was my last day in my job and there were a lot of tears shed. Not because I don’t want to move forward into the next chapter but because I’m sad to be leaving such a wonderful place and wonderful people behind.

When I started working in that job almost four years ago now, I was single, I was back home living with my parents for the first time in years, I was jobless, and overall it was a pretty tough time. But when I found out I got the job I was over the moon and as clichéd as it sounds now, it literally changed my life. It gave me back confidence in myself that I had lost, it gave me security, it gave me a renewed focus, it took away worry, and above all it made me happy.

Things are very different now. Since that first day, I’ve met Dave, got engaged, got married, moved home, started writing again, and have been on some incredible adventures, but it’s now time for the next adventure to begin.

I will always be grateful for the job that I now leave behind, for the fun, the laughs, the tears, the memories, the learning curves, the experiences, but most of all the friends.

I don’t know what the future holds, and I don’t really have a plan. As with all big changes I’m feeling a little scared, a little overwhelmed, and a little sad, but mostly I feel excited. It’s a strange thing waking up this morning and not knowing what’s ahead but there are certain things I know I want to do…

I want to write, I want to blog more, I want to travel, I want to embrace life, I want to do things for me, I want to experience, I want to spend time with friends and family, and most of all, I want to life a life that I love.

Who knows what the future holds, but here’s to finding out! As the old saying goes, ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life…’ Eeek.

Happy Friday!

Sorcha x


Monday Musings: Taking Time for You

Well, apologies everyone, I haven’t posted since Friday and was meant to have my Rome In Outfits post live on Saturday but I’ve had a very hectic few days, and apart from that am still fighting off a wretched cold/flu thing and even managed to lose my voice on Friday. It still hasn’t properly come back, but I think I’m finally starting to get on the mend now.

Isn’t it funny how when you stop, your body sometimes stops too? As you know, I’ve had a lot of big things happen recently, what with finishing up in my job and taking some time out for myself. We’ve been travelling a lot which has been incredible, I’ve loved every single second of it, but the travelling has come to an end now for a few weeks and I think my body has had a reaction to all the non-stop running around and excitement.

Last week once we arrived home, my body started to tell me that I needed a break. I started to feel sick, and what do you know, woke up the next day feeling awful. Headaches, shivers, hot, cold, all the usual symptoms of the flu.

I am that kind of person who just tends to keep going, keep going, keep going until one day I literally can’t go anymore. I physically feel everything I do, when I’m excited I get so excited that I feel sick, when I’m worried I get so worried that I suffer from anxiety, when I’m stressed my psoriasis rears its ugly head, and when I’m really stressed and worried at the same time, well that’s when panic sets in.

I’ve always been this way, my family joke with me that when I was younger I would get so excited about things that I literally would be up all night the day before nearly getting sick. Does anyone else feel things as physically as I do?

So getting back to my cold/flu, I guess that’s why I’ve come down with something now. It’s been a rollercoaster of a few months with some very high, highs and some lows too. And I suppose getting sick is the body’s way of telling us that we need to have a balance.

So I’ve taken a few days out, today I am resting, taking things a bit easier and using some of my free time to de-stress, relax and just stop for a minute. It’s only a cold, I’ll be back to myself in no time, but for now I hope you’ll forgive my absence. 

Many of us like to start off a new week with Monday Motivation, and if ever there was a day for Monday Motivation today is the day. But motivation doesn’t have to mean being busy all the time, sometimes you need the motivation to rest and take some time out too, knowing that in the end you’ll be much better for it.

So on that note, make some time for yourself today, and maybe let today’s Monday Motivation be about you, not being busy, but being still, being at one with yourself, and taking some time out for you.

Sorcha x

Thursday Thoughts

I hope you’re all having a nice Thursday and enjoying this balmy sunny weather. As you know I’ve been away in Rome and I just had the most incredible time. I’m working on lots of Rome posts for you, the first post on the highlights of our trip, will be going live tomorrow morning, and the second post on my outfits and looks for the trip, will be going live on Saturday morning.

I had hoped to get these up for you on Tuesday as soon as I got home, but unfortunately all the excitement of the trip left me smothering with a cold or flu of some sort, so I’ve been tucked up in my bed for the past few days trying to shake it off.

So you’ll have to forgive my lack of blogging this week, and my lateness in getting these live, but as of tomorrow it will be back to business as usual.

I hope you all had a good week. It’s Friday tomorrow, yippee!

Sorcha x

50 Things That Make Me Happy (Part 3)

About two months ago I wrote a post on 50 Things That Make Me Happy and it got such an amazing response from all my lovely readers that I decided to make it a monthly blog feature. When I did a second post last month, it had the same great response and really gave me such an uplifting, positive feeling.

It’s amazing how listing out all the things that make you happy can change your whole frame of mind. I’ve had a stressful few months, but rather than let it get me down, I’m looking at it all as a chance to do new things, to experience new things, to go to new places, and discover what it is I actually want to do, and in the words of one of my idols, Diane Von Furstenberg, become the woman I want to be.

In order to help me do all that, I’m focusing on all the things that make me happy. The things that make me feel great about life, and grateful for everyone and everything in it. Sometimes that means even being grateful for the bad things because they can be the things that put you on the path your meant to walk.

So in the spirit of being grateful, here is my list of 50 things that are making me happy this month…

  • Sunglasses
  • My new Prada trainers (eeek!)
  • ‘Raging’ by Kodaline
  • Time to myself
  • Snapchat
  • Bright mornings
  • Tulips
  • Photographs
  • Dave
  • Beaches

  • Smell of freshly cut grass
  • Walks on Dun Laoghaire pier
  • Car jamming
  • Bright nail polish
  • Coffee with friends
  • Weight loss
  • Jo Malone candles
  • Maxi skirts
  • Reading
  • The summer sales

  • Travel
  • Face primers
  • Family time in London
  • New lipsticks
  • Cocktails
  • Sunbathing
  • Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes
  • Spotify
  • Meditation
  • Celebrations

  • Peppermint tea
  • My Dad
  • Penneys sandals
  • Chatting with my friends
  • Instagram
  • Long boozy lunches
  • My camera
  • Summer
  • Pampering
  • Writing

  • Scrumdiddly’s Ice Cream
  • Sunshine
  • My nieces and nephews
  • New adventures
  • Denim shirts
  • Cuddles
  • Lavender
  • Singing
  • Baths
  • Rome

There are so many things I’m grateful for, far too many to mention, I’m grateful for my health, for my family, for my friends, for my freedom, for love, for adventure, for the ability to be able to do all the things I want to do.

What 50 things are making you happy right now?!

Sorcha x

Rome Fridaygram

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve done a Fridaygram post, the last of which was an Ibiza Fridaygram, so needless to say I’ve had a pretty busy few weeks. In between Ibiza and now Rome, I was also in London for a weekend break so there’s been lots going on. And when there’s lots going on, that means there’s lots of photos too.

Not only has it been a busy few weeks but the weather has also been amazing, I don’t know about you but I just love this time of year. They say you’re at your best in the season you were born in, and as I am a summer baby, then maybe that’s why I love it so much. Or maybe because sunny days are just more fun!

We were due to arrive in Rome last night but unfortunately we had a personal emergency and had to change our flights. Thankfully, all is okay now and we managed to get out on the first flight this morning but that means I don’t have any Rome pictures to show you just yet. I promise they will follow, but for now, here’s a look back at what’s been going on over on my Instagram for the past two weeks…


Happy Friday! And don’t forget, if you’re on Instagram then please come follow me over there too.


Sorcha x

Saturday Vibes

This weekend we’re having a quiet weekend relaxing, catching up with friends, going for walks, having early nights… All the things you long for in a weekend when you’ve had a busy few weeks.

But weekends like this are also for me, a chance to reflect. When I’m relaxed my mind wanders to all the possibilities, adventures, travels, experiences yet to come and how much of life we’ve still to live.

Does anyone else have moments like this? Moments when you realise how incredible life actually is?! 

Maybe it’s because personally I’m going through a transition period with my job which is making me reevaluate what I want to do with my life, or maybe it’s that I’m just a dreamer imagining all the possibilities ahead. Who knows.
What I do know however is that life is to be lived, the good, bad, happy and sad… It is to be enjoyed, to be relished, to be grabbed with both arms and cherished.

Today I’m relishing life and enjoying all the incredible people, things and places around me. Today I am grateful.

Sorcha x

Monday Moments

I’m very excited this Monday morning as not only was it the six month anniversary of my blog this weekend, but I also reached over 1,000 blog followers and 500 followers on my Instagram.

If you read my celebration post on Saturday, you’ll know that I went back and forth on the idea of whether or not to start a blog back in January. I didn’t know if I had anything good to say, or whether people would want to hear me either.

This morning, when I finally reached the 500 mark on Instagram I felt a real sense of achievement. It’s hard to build a good social media presence and you have to work hard at it, I’ve also had to learn about photography to try improve my photo taking skills.

So as I travel back from London Town where I spent the weekend with family, I’m feeling happy and thinking that maybe, just maybe, there are lots of exciting adventures to come with my blog.

So from me to you this sunny bank holiday Monday, thank you!

Sorcha x