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Every year, I post my yearly round up (if you're curious and would like to have a look at previous years, click here, here and here). This year, it's taken me a little longer to put together what I want to say. It's been a strange one, a long one but a great one. Some of the highlights of the year for me included;
  • New York, Chicago, summer camp- my three months in the USA, arguably the best three years of the year and possibly my life to date.
  • My other travels- Prague with some of my favourite people, and Amsterdam with one of my dearest friends.
  • Winning blog of the year at the Hybrids.
  • Getting my first tattoo.
  • Starting my first job as a journalist.
  • My first front cover, albeit not written by me.
Just some of the highs, some of the most brilliant parts of the year. Not pictured are the lows, the heartaches (all three of them, some temporary and some not), the broken friendships, the tears. They remain in the deepest depths of my memories.

Usually, I'm looking forward to saying goodbye to the year and hello to the next year, but this morning I found myself slightly frightened by the prospect. I graduate next year and god knows what will happen after that, where I'll go or what I'll end up doing. I suppose that's the underlying thrill of it all, the uncertainty of the future.

As for 2018, for once I don't have any expectations. I usually write a list of things I want to achieve, or problems I want to overcome. A 'same ol' me but better'. This year, I'm just going to take things as they come. Of course there's the usual 'new year new me' hopes- to lose a bit of weight, avoid negative people and finally settle into a relationship, but I think my main hope for the year is a lot simpler- happiness in whatever it is I end up doing.

Whether it's been a good or a bad year, I hope all of you find comfort in leaving 2017 behind and moving onto to a sparkling new year. It's been weird and wonderful, and I'm eternally grateful to those who made the year what it was for me.

Rachel x

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

12.28.2017

Every year, I post my yearly round up (if you're curious and would like to have a look at previous years, click here, here and here). This year, it's taken me a little longer to put together what I want to say. It's been a strange one, a long one but a great one. Some of the highlights of the year for me included;
  • New York, Chicago, summer camp- my three months in the USA, arguably the best three years of the year and possibly my life to date.
  • My other travels- Prague with some of my favourite people, and Amsterdam with one of my dearest friends.
  • Winning blog of the year at the Hybrids.
  • Getting my first tattoo.
  • Starting my first job as a journalist.
  • My first front cover, albeit not written by me.
Just some of the highs, some of the most brilliant parts of the year. Not pictured are the lows, the heartaches (all three of them, some temporary and some not), the broken friendships, the tears. They remain in the deepest depths of my memories.

Usually, I'm looking forward to saying goodbye to the year and hello to the next year, but this morning I found myself slightly frightened by the prospect. I graduate next year and god knows what will happen after that, where I'll go or what I'll end up doing. I suppose that's the underlying thrill of it all, the uncertainty of the future.

As for 2018, for once I don't have any expectations. I usually write a list of things I want to achieve, or problems I want to overcome. A 'same ol' me but better'. This year, I'm just going to take things as they come. Of course there's the usual 'new year new me' hopes- to lose a bit of weight, avoid negative people and finally settle into a relationship, but I think my main hope for the year is a lot simpler- happiness in whatever it is I end up doing.

Whether it's been a good or a bad year, I hope all of you find comfort in leaving 2017 behind and moving onto to a sparkling new year. It's been weird and wonderful, and I'm eternally grateful to those who made the year what it was for me.

Rachel x

The familiar ping of an email. Avoided for a couple of hours, until I sit down with my soup and sandwich on my lunch break. An interview request- this time, one for me and not from me. Just a few weeks ago, I was delighted to speak to the Irish Examiner about what it's like to be part of 'Generation Z', the controversial snowflake term and how I started blogging.

Generation Z | OOTD

12.25.2017

The familiar ping of an email. Avoided for a couple of hours, until I sit down with my soup and sandwich on my lunch break. An interview request- this time, one for me and not from me. Just a few weeks ago, I was delighted to speak to the Irish Examiner about what it's like to be part of 'Generation Z', the controversial snowflake term and how I started blogging.
Ah, November. Christmas is just around the corner, deadlines are approaching and I spent a bit too much money in October. November had its ups and downs; I've been under a lot of pressure with college, but I also headed abroad for a few days to visit my friend Leah in The Netherlands, which was a well needed break. I landed a part-time reporting shift at the Dublin People media group, primarily working for the Southside People. Exciting! One of the highlights of the month was seeing Maren Morris live at The Academy- Maren has got to be one of my favourite artists this year! See what else I got up to this month below...

This month I..

Wore these outfits;
1) Fortune Black tee, Bershka Jacket, 2) Siopaedit knit, Penneys skirt 3) Topshop knit, Bershka gilet (old), 4) Zara culottes, Bershka velvet top

Went to these events;
 1) Just Eat national takeaway awards in Number 22, 2) L'oreal PRO ID Artist press event, 3) Launch of the pop up dairy bar by the Irish Dairy Company with Binky & JP from MIC, 4) COS S/S18 press day

Travelled to... The Netherlands;
Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam in 3 days!

Watched;
  • Alias Grace (Netflix)
  • The Sinner (Netflix)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (in theaters now)
Listened to;

What have you been up to this month?
Rachel x

November roundup

11.23.2017

Ah, November. Christmas is just around the corner, deadlines are approaching and I spent a bit too much money in October. November had its ups and downs; I've been under a lot of pressure with college, but I also headed abroad for a few days to visit my friend Leah in The Netherlands, which was a well needed break. I landed a part-time reporting shift at the Dublin People media group, primarily working for the Southside People. Exciting! One of the highlights of the month was seeing Maren Morris live at The Academy- Maren has got to be one of my favourite artists this year! See what else I got up to this month below...

This month I..

Wore these outfits;
1) Fortune Black tee, Bershka Jacket, 2) Siopaedit knit, Penneys skirt 3) Topshop knit, Bershka gilet (old), 4) Zara culottes, Bershka velvet top

Went to these events;
 1) Just Eat national takeaway awards in Number 22, 2) L'oreal PRO ID Artist press event, 3) Launch of the pop up dairy bar by the Irish Dairy Company with Binky & JP from MIC, 4) COS S/S18 press day

Travelled to... The Netherlands;
Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam in 3 days!

Watched;
  • Alias Grace (Netflix)
  • The Sinner (Netflix)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (in theaters now)
Listened to;

What have you been up to this month?
Rachel x


It's been nearly 6 months since I last wrote a blog post. If you follow me on social media (where I post a lot more frequently) you'll know I spent 3 months in America and returned home in August. It was the most magical summer, and made me fall in love with the USA. When I got home it was straight back into work, and then in September it was straight back into college.

6 months blog free- where have I been?

10.08.2017


It's been nearly 6 months since I last wrote a blog post. If you follow me on social media (where I post a lot more frequently) you'll know I spent 3 months in America and returned home in August. It was the most magical summer, and made me fall in love with the USA. When I got home it was straight back into work, and then in September it was straight back into college.
As shown on my Instagram (where I do most of my posting lately), I recently won Blog of the Year at the Hybrid Student Media Awards 2017- for the second year running, might I add. I still can't believe I managed to win. If I'm honest, I can never quite believe when things like that happen. Instead of an overflowing sense of gratefulness, I tend to question- why me? Why me, the 'blogger' that posts once a month and with a measly 2000 followers? But over the last year or two, I've taught myself how to feel proud without feeling guilty.

Fake It 'Til You Make It

4.16.2017

As shown on my Instagram (where I do most of my posting lately), I recently won Blog of the Year at the Hybrid Student Media Awards 2017- for the second year running, might I add. I still can't believe I managed to win. If I'm honest, I can never quite believe when things like that happen. Instead of an overflowing sense of gratefulness, I tend to question- why me? Why me, the 'blogger' that posts once a month and with a measly 2000 followers? But over the last year or two, I've taught myself how to feel proud without feeling guilty.

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