I wrote this in the middle of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that involves 30 days of fasting and religious observance. Here I give my overview and thoughts after a few months in a Muslim country. When I first applied for a job in Kuwait, I thought to myself “I haven’t a breeze where Kuwait is”; I…… Continue reading My view of the Muslim community
Figuring out your career, what you want to do with your life and how to succeed can be overwhelming. People often ask themselves “What do I want to do?” or “how can I be successful?” Even people who have been working for years do this. I’m a big believer in trying to be successful and…… Continue reading Career: Figuring it out
Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been to. It’s a mix of everything from the sandy beaches, green mountains, forests and safaris. I went to Sri Lanka for my first Christmas away from Ireland with my boyfriend. We were coming from Kuwait, the tropical climate was a refreshing change from…… Continue reading Sri Lanka Travel Guide
I have recently just finished reading Paulo Coelho’s book The Alchemist. It’s weird how I even came across the book. My mam tried to get me to read it many times, but I never gave it a chance. I thought she was being “too spiritual” for the way I was feeling at the time! I wasn’t in the mood…… Continue reading The Alchemist
At the age of 22, I began my career as a guidance counsellor in a secondary school in Ireland. I had an amazing first year in this sector, but I wanted to travel, while still gaining experience. A job offer for a guidance counsellor position in the Middle East was the perfect opportunity, and I’m…… Continue reading What’s life like for Irish teachers in the Middle East?
I believe that being grateful can attract good things into your life. But it can be difficult to “think positive” when you are having a bad day or things just aren’t going the way you want them to. In the last two week’s I’ve started listing in my head what I’m thankful for every night.…… Continue reading A step towards positive thinking: Being grateful.
If these people and things can inspire you like they did for me, then I am grateful to pass it on! 1) Pat Divilly on Ted Talks. Pat Divilly is a fitness instructor from Galway who I had not heard of until a post on Joe.ie the other day. Seeing a fellow Irish person on…… Continue reading What has inspired me recently…