The Career Plan

I have come back to Ireland from the UK with a fairly basic business degree.. but I do know that I want to be a  Marketeer. The trouble is that i’m not the only one with this aim and there happens to be quite an abundance of graduates in a similar position to me. A…

The Present of Presence

The weirdest thing about leaving uni for me was the fact that, unless we organise something, I will not see my friends. Since last night I had not seen most of my friends since our graduation. When I think of meeting up with friends I always associate it with travelling away to other people- often…

Living the Ciren Lifestyle

For the past three years I have been attending university in Cirencester (Ciren). The lifestyle that accompanies a student’s studies here is not the typical student experience. Firstly, Ciren is a town. Comprising of just one nightclub- don’t let that put you off just yet. A good variety of pubs make up for this! The…

The Unspoken Rules of Home

The dynamics of living at home are difficult to accustom to after living away. Being in halls in first year, I had full control over how and when everything was done. Although I welcomed the extra space, having more than just my bedroom at home! The following were the unspoken requirements to succeed at home:…

Home Sweet Home?

There was always only one home for me. The Glebe of course! I started associating my, quite dreary, halls with the word home throughout first year. I only realised when I mentioned on the phone to my younger sister that I would be ‘home in ten minutes’. It didn’t come so naturally to her! I…

Be There or be Square

‘Don’t be thinking about home. Make sure you fully settle into Cirencester’. I didn’t really know what this meant when my mom said this to me. I do now. I thought, well if i’m hundreds of miles away from home then I hardly had a choice, but I also thought that I would think of…

Slán Leat

Goodbyes are strange. Particularly when leaving a comfort zone for a world of uncertainty. Often these goodbyes are harder for other people than they are for you. I found myself supporting other people and assuring them that all would be fine- as if they were in my position! Although this is often easier than facing…

‘It just came to me’

It must be an inherited trait, but myself, my two sisters and brother seem to find ourselves in a few hopeless situations. However, our mom has this incredible ability to find unthinkable solutions, particularly for the big problems. You knew you were back on track once you heard ‘it just came to me’.  I found myself…