What Flight Turbulence Teaches You.

It is somewhat of a privileged position to be able to say that the first time I ever had cause to fear my own safety was on a flight from Bangkok to Rome on December 26th last year. Before this I had worried about the usual suspects; the things that only someone with no real … Continue reading What Flight Turbulence Teaches You.

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What Have I Learned While My Boyfriend Has Been in India? As His Plane Crosses Over Pakistan, I’ll Tell You.

And so it is that I end this month of blogging while my boyfriend is in India in much the same way as I began it: with the flight tracker open in another tab on the computer while I periodically check in to digitally see him safely across the world. I haven't written in the … Continue reading What Have I Learned While My Boyfriend Has Been in India? As His Plane Crosses Over Pakistan, I’ll Tell You.

I Deleted Facebook Six Years Ago and I Haven’t Once Looked Back On My Decision.

Around this time six years ago I checked Facebook for the final time and then deleted my account. At that moment Facebook was my only social media outlet and I remember exactly where I was when I made the decision I did: in Trinity College library, getting ready for several hours study. It was finals … Continue reading I Deleted Facebook Six Years Ago and I Haven’t Once Looked Back On My Decision.

What Brexit Means For An Irish Person.

I was there in June 2016 when it happened. It was something that you couldn't escape even though I spent most of my days locked into my room pouring over the tiniest details of my lesson plans and stressing out about observations. I remember watching the news from the evening onwards and leaving the television … Continue reading What Brexit Means For An Irish Person.

I Stumbled Upon The Perfect Formula For Editing My Novel and It Will Almost Certainly Not Be What You Expect.

If I ever get published and he is remotely interested and I am somehow in possession of the ability to find out where he lives, I will mail a copy of my novel to Tom Hanks. Last week ago I posted about finishing my novel in six weeks  , a time frame that seems even … Continue reading I Stumbled Upon The Perfect Formula For Editing My Novel and It Will Almost Certainly Not Be What You Expect.

I’ll Have the “Indifference Pill” Please.

You have probably seen the meme I am going to post about. In the picture there are several pills, all with the ability to grant one particular power or enhance a certain trait, all under the guiding caption: choose. The options can range from the power of invisibility to being able to read minds to … Continue reading I’ll Have the “Indifference Pill” Please.

Time to Panic.

On Friday my phone will buzz with a message from my boyfriend. He will have left his meditation retreat and will probably have some idea about how he intends to spend his final couple of days in Dharamsala before heading down to Delhi to take his flight home, to Paris. Sometimes it amazes me that … Continue reading Time to Panic.