That pic up there, that’s me right now. Every day is a roller coaster of learning, of thinking I totally get something, of realising there are a gazillion more things to learn. But I’m loving it.
Change is a living, breathing, shifting thing. And the impact of it comes in waves – not just the huge ones, like handing in your notice or planning your first day outfit and route. But in teeny, tiny ones – changing my ‘Work’ address in Hailo and Google Maps. Updating my details across all my social places.
Getting out of your comfort zone is just as scary as you think it’s going to be. It shakes the very root of you, shifts your perspective on so many things. But, slowly but surely, you see how transferable your skills are. Slowly but surely, the dots start connecting – and the roller coaster starts cranking for another ascent.
Pic above by David Milan, a lettering and calligraphy artist from Mexico.
Ben and I popped along to Xico on Tuesday for a tequila tasting, which was running as part of the Taste of Mexico festival, and picked up lots of lessons on how it’s really meant to be drunk (hint: not with salt and lime).
I don’t normally tuck into 80 proof shots and margaritas on a Tuesday (Xico’s fresh margaritas are really good) but we learned loads. Head over to image.ie for the piece!
P.S. How cool is this neon sign? Would love one for the house.
I’m super excited to share some pics from work I did for About Face: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Beauty. Written by Irish Times beauty writers Aisling McDermott and Laura Kennedy, we did the shoots back in July and I have been itching to share more ever since. The book has finally hit shelves, so click through for a couple of pics…
Emotional, tipsy goodbyes. A long, rainy, podcast-filled drive to Kerry. A cosy afternoon tea as dusk closes in and a fire crackles. Big picture chats over dinner, filled with angsty concerns (me) and reassuring murmurs (him). Falling asleep to the sound of the falls. Fluffy robes and breakfast with a view. A long, rainy drive back to Dublin, interrupted by the appearance of a persistent rainbow, straight up ahead.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and messages across Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and more. It was very humbling to feel so many good vibes and well wishes coming my way.
I have some pretty exciting personal news to share. If you’ve bumped into me at any stage over the past few weeks, you probably already know. Tomorrow is my last day as editor of Image Interiors & Living. In a week, I start a new job with the brilliant peeps at This is Productivity. To say it’s a huge change is an understatement.
Killer podcasts, noise-cancelling headphones and French lip balm – just some of the things brightening up my daily commute. Truth be told, I look forward to my daily trips in and out (admittedly, it helps that I’m traveling against traffic), especially in these crisp, bright autumn mornings. I fire up the podcast app, and get lost in other worlds and stories on the DART as the coast whizzes by.
These things are currently making me happy on those trips:
Hola! How was your weekend? We threw a mini Halloween party for my nephews and niece, complete with apple bobbing, fake spider web and sparklers. I’d forgotten how magical sparklers were! I made a little gif from my shots, above, to celebrate their awesomeness.
Click though for a couple more snaps…
I just love the new collection by Irish Design Shop gals Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey. Names is is a range of beautifully designed, simple statement pieces.
A little peek at some recent shoots for IMAGE Magazine, which are part of a gorgeous eight-page feature in the current issue.
We’re having my nephews and niece over a mini Halloween party, so I’ve been researching games, traditions and pretty eats. Click through for some links!