Happy Hump Day guys! The weeks are going by so quickly but I think that’s a sign that I’m feeling very content.  Lately I definitely feel like things have fallen into place again, after feeling somewhat disjointed for a couple of months. I’m always one who tries to be so positive and never complain here on my blog or on social media but without getting too deep into it, I really found the start of this year kind of difficult. After spending Christmas in Ireland and coming back to the harsh winter in New York, my struggles with homesickness were real! It was also a time where I was starting to look for a new job which is never fun and I found myself not feeling my usual happy self. I felt hugely uninspired and would cry at the drop of a hat for absolutely no reason. To make things worse, besides having Cathal around (who is quite literally my knight in shining armour),  I really felt like I had no genuine support system here in the city so it was kind of a lonely time. Remember back in March when I went home? I literally booked that trip on two days notice after reaching a breaking point. I really felt so mentally exhausted and weak that going home for a while and seeing my family was the only thing that would make me feel better. Truth be told, I wasn’t 100% sure that I would even come back to NYC. However, after a couple of days a what I’m calling a “mental health” break, I started to gain a little perspective and built up the confidence to come back and give New York everything I had to give!
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Happy Monday Everyone! After a really lovely weekend, the Monday blues are hitting me harder than ever. Many of you will know of my love for Instagram. I love nothing more than taking pictures of things that inspire me here in New York and sharing them with you guys. I love that my family and friends back home in Ireland get to keep up to date with my NYC adventure by looking through my feed and I also love seeing what amazing things they’re getting up to also. That said, since “iphoneography” has become most people’s way of documenting their life, I find that I never actually end up printing my photos, instead they’re on my phone which is great and all but there’s something missing. I love looking through old photo albums from when I was a kid and I know in ten years time I’ll want to look back on photos from this time of my life, but chances are I will have switched phones and they’ll no longer exist. Which is why I absolutely adore the instax® polaroid camera! You’ll have seen that I take my polaroid camera with me on any trip I take and I have a big billboard in my living room with all of these wonderful memories on it. I’m hoping to start making a scrapbook in the coming weeks out of them. I just genuinely think there is nothing sweeter than a polaroid picture, I have one of my mom from when she was a teenager that I always keep with me.

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Happy Saturday guys! I’m sitting here beside my Air Con writing today’s post because it’s beyond hot outside. The sweaty New York Summer weather is definitely in full swing and I find myself wishing I lived beside a beach or had an outdoor pool! This past week was one of the quickest yet and I find it hard to believe that we’re now in the last week of July! That said, I’m very excited for the month of August, there’s some really exciting things coming up with work and my mom is flying over to visit at the end of the month so I’ll be taking some time off to play tourist with her! Here are some of the fun things I came across on the internet this week!

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Happy Monday Guys! I had one of the nicest weekends here in the city! When I first moved to New York, I felt a constant pressure to be out and about doing something and seeing the city every moment that I had some free time. But now that I’ve been here more than a year, I’m starting to feel ok with just chilling in my neighbourhood and relaxing a little more! Lately on the weekends you’ll find me trying one of the amazing places for brunch here on the Upper East Side and then laying out on my picnic blanket in Sheeps Meadow in Central Park reading a good book! I think that’s a sign that I’m feeling quite content!

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