On the 27th of September 2016, The Ciara Chronicles turned one. One! That means that I stuck at something for one whole year without giving up on it. If my younger self saw what I’ve just written there, she would be appalled because she was such a driven person who was determined to succeed at anything she’d try. But my present self, a person who’s battled with her mental health for a number of years, is so proud to have finally kept something up for longer than a couple of weeks. A blogging milestone has been reached!
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This is what my life has become. Applying for this, applying for that and applying for whatever will take me. Why? Because I cannot do what I’m currently doing for much longer. The excruciating feeling of waking up every morning knowing that you’ve got to walk in there for another day, put your headset on, adjust your microphone and say for the first of many times during that nine-hour shift, “You’re through to Ciara in Waterford. How can I help you today?” in your most pleasant tone.
On Tuesday, August 16th 2016, I returned to work after being on holidays for nine days. I didn’t go abroad but as you know, it was my birthday and my birthday is a time I refuse to work. Because my birthday would’ve always been during the summer holidays, I never had to attend school or college on it so I thought to myself, why should I work? I also hadn’t a consecutive amount of days off work in quite a while, so this time off was really needed. But during this time off, I ended up living. Yes, living and this living made me realise that a huge change is needed in this 24-year-old’s life.
If you’ve been following my Facebook page or my Snapchat, you may have seen that I attended the Deise Bloggers “Mad Hatter Tea Party” in aid of Pieta House on Sunday, August 7th in the Kazbar, Waterford. The event was the second blogger event that I have attended and it was absolutely amazing! It was great to see all of the bloggers from Waterford, learn a number of skincare, make-up and hair tips and of course, have a tea party! Unfortunately, I completely forgot to save my pictures from my Snapchat story but luckily, Blathnaid from Wildflower Diaries was on hand with her camera and took gorgeous photographs of the day. Keep reading to find out what went on during the event…
The 9th of August is a pretty significant day in my books to be honest. Why? Well, it’s my birthday so obviously that’s something, but the 9th of August means so much more to me than just that. It’s a day where so many things happened, mostly before I was born but were still acknowledged and celebrated. Although I eagerly await my birthday every year, yet dread my age going up, this year I’m feeling somewhat indifferent about it. I’m going to celebrate my birthday two days beforehand just so I can really, I guess, deal with the 9th of August. Yeah, this post is going to end up being hard to write…
A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be sent the Dual Facial Cleansing & Exfoliation Pad from Glove Your Body. You may remember from my review on the Bondi Sands Tan & Glove Your Body Mitts post, how much I loved their tanning glove and exfoliation mitt which I had purchased in Mulligans Pharmacy a couple of months ago. When I was contacted to try their latest product out, I couldn’t wait and have been using it for the last couple of weeks. Continue reading to find out what I thought of it!
It’s been over two months since I started my personal training sessions with Russell Fitness and honestly, I have no idea where the time has gone! I’ve had my ups and downs in the past couple of weeks as we all know, but each time I picked myself up and got back on the horse again. In these past few weeks, I’ve also had a couple of revelations which I believe are things that people need to be aware of when starting on a healthy eating/losing weight/fitness journey, and that’s what today’s blog post is going to be about!