Summers in Ireland are very scarcely and when there is sun it usually lasts for only a couple of hours before clouds cover the sky again. Luckily, this summer we were able to experience the cool and warm weather of summer. Temperatures were quite high, around 20° and up. But nothing compared to our counterpart in London at 29°
However, I don’t really mind the heat. More often I usually visit my family across the world where temperatures are hotter and the climate more tropical. So you could say I am very used to hot weather. Unfortunately, this year I won’t be traveling across the world. With, uni just around the corner and summer intensive to attend it is very hectic, at the moment.
Here’s a photo of how beautiful summers can be here in Ireland.♡♡♡
As opposed to what everyday would look like. Very dull and dark, usually. But these days are great for hot chocolate beside a cosy fire. ♡♡
This year has been an amazing year for me. I started my own blog around this time last year and I graduated from school. I can’t wait to start a new chapter in my life and to bring you guys along with me. I don’t know what the future has in store for me but hopefully it is an interesting one filled with big bumps and unexpected moments! LoveMay ♡ xxx
It has been many weeks since my last post and I can happily say the weight of state exams(Leaving Certificate in Ireland) and stress has been lifted off of my shoulder and now I can freely enjoy my summer. Completing the Leaving Cert has made me realize how focused my life was always around school. For the last five years, my summers have been spent preparing for either the year ahead or for imminent exams. Thus, I never truly took a break. I was constantly thinking about the future and I would always make the most of my time studying.
Reflecting back, sometimes despite it being good intentions on my part to sit down and learn, my mind did not want to. So, it was more counter-productive than productive. But what kept me motivated to study was really the thought of getting out of school and finally being able to “really” live. I’m not sure if you understand this sentiment or am I the only person who feels this way?…Nevertheless, I was still able to do many activities outside of school and I was also able to discover passions I had for certain things like music, art, and dance. They really helped me live through the monotony of everyday life. Don’t get me wrong though, I really do love school, however, I also believe that sometimes it can really be oppressing rather than stimulating. In my case and I believe for everybody too, it prevented me from reaching my full potential. Life is about experiencing things and learning out of the failures we receive in life lessons but how can we learn when we are not out there? All the missed opportunities are not going to go unnoticed, for me anyways and I hope for me you too. We will just have to wait and see what the future has in store for us.
Hey, you! Yeah, you! To all my followers thank you for following me and reading about my musings and about my life. Also a million thanks to those who comment and show an immense amount of thoughtfulness. I would never have thought how far blogging would allow me to connect with such a vast number of people from such different parts of the world! It’s really incredible.