Happy Monday Everyone! I’m actually very excited to share today’s blog post because it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, it’s the items I have that I get the most use out of. In a world that’s so commercial and one where everyone is quick to snap up every trend, I find myself thinking about the things that I own that I would be lost without. I think the test of a good purchase is whether or not you would make a repeat purchase, and everything listed below are things that I would definitely buy again. This post might not necessarily be the most be sharing the most “stylish” items in my wardrobe but it definitely is filled with what I think is the most practical, which let’s face it, is equally as important!

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Happy New Year, everyone! I’m sitting here writing this post at 5am from my couch thanks to the jet lag after my Christmas vacation back home. Today is a day that many have been dreading, including myself. Going back to work and facing reality after such a wonderful break is definitely not fun for anybody, but I’m especially struggling at the thought of it today. If you’ve been a long time follower of this little blog of mine, then you’ll already know all about my struggles with homesickness and missing life in Ireland but I have to say that saying goodbye to my family yesterday and coming back to New York felt a little harder this time around.

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Happy New Years Eve Everyone! Can you believe the end of the year is here already? Looking back, 2017 was overall a really wonderful year for me and if I’m honest, it was the fastest year of my life and I think that’s because it was such a busy one! I like to think that there’s one thing that defines each year and I have to say for me, 2017 was definitely the year of the career. I made working hard at my job my priority for the past 12 months, and I’m glad I did because I had some amazing opportunities in 2017 at Teen Vogue. That said, I’m hoping 2018 will be the year of finding a better work-life balance, focusing more on this little blog of mine and making the most of my time in New York! Here were some of my highlights of the year!

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Happy Friday Everyone! It’s a very special day today, literally the day I’ve been counting down to for weeks and weeks, I’M GOING HOME TO IRELAND TONIGHT! I could not be more excited to get back home for the holidays and see my friends and family! I don’t know if it’s just me, but I really think that you appreciate Christmas so much more when you live abroad. For me it signifies the end of another chapter in my New York adventure and some time to recuperate before coming back to tackle another year! This might sound silly to say, but when I first moved here in June nearly 3 years ago, I struggled so badly with feeling homesick that I didn’t think I would ever be able to last 6 months in New York until Christmas. I’m not even exaggerating when I say that for months and month I would tell myself “just make it to Christmas and it will all be ok,” and I think that’s why to this day going home for Christmas is such a big milestone for me with so many emotions attached to it! Any time I leave Ireland to come back to New York, I have a feeling in my stomach as if someone is about to push me off a diving board into cold water, and then the time in between feels like I’m constantly swimming to get to land again, and that’s what today feels like! Even though there has been so many wonderful experiences this year, it’s also been a year that’s tested me both physically and emotionally! That said, I’ve made it another year, and I feel super proud of the fact!

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