which is good. There are now a few love interests from the dating app. Luke, who I had two dates with is being very elusive, we have hardly communicated by text. But he said he is not a texting person. At least one or two texts would be nice though
Enjoy your rest and good luck with the dating
I am wondering if maybe he isn't big into committal and it's just going to fizzle out or if he is just into something super super casual. Which is a pity because there was a lot of chemistry. That said, he is working. I'm off on my holidays with
loads of time on my hands. So maybe I'm just overthinking things!! Guy 2 - meeting him this eve and Guy 3 either Friday or Monday. Guy 4 - who said our first meeting was not a date - was scheduled for Sun. eve but I think I will reschedule because I
Yea I guess maybe just give them a little more time and that's good
want to avail of the lift my sis is offering to visit my family in Galway for the weekend! . . . This morning I taught a tutorial on a topic I really like. It wasn't really worth the money in the end because of the time I put into it but I enjoyed it
all the same because it reminded me of how good it feels to explain something that you know absolutely inside-out! :D I am trying to decide whether I will correct exams during the summer or not . . . It would be great experience with the new
syllabus as this is the first year it is being examined! And the extra income could pay for a holiday ... I am sure there are much easier and less stressful ways for teachers to make money over the summer though! Decisions, decisions!! Will apply for
a job in a different school as one has cropped up. I have a contact in the school I met at a training day who said he would put a good word in for me so I will avail of that offer! :D I'm pretty sure there are more things I had meant to do too!
as there were not sent into the lab on time. At least I am on my holidays so it wasn't too much of an inconvenience. :D Blood clotting factor test results will be interesting and may provide some insight into what is going on with my body. Due in a
I went to the wedding Saturday. I ended up drinking at the reception and carried on for the night but I was fine. No tears, no hangover! :D . . . Then, the day after I did some exploring along the Ring of Kerry. I collected lots of shells, got some
great photos, got absolutely soaked twice and ended up in skirt, bare legs and flip flops visiting the waterfall but it was all worth it. I have realised I need to do this more often. So glad of the break too. All of my other breaks I was working and
/or super stressed out and last time attending my Grandma's funeral! This feels like the first break I am having where I am actually relaxing and enjoying myself. Maybe it's because the summer is approaching too, who knows!!
So much good stuff there - yay! Good luck with your date - as you said taking it slow is key but I know that is easier said than done xx
You sound happy. I'm sure you are making your date happy too. Enjoy it!
Thanks all! I met him again the next day so so much for taking things slow but I am just going to pace myself in terms of emotional investment. I think I am not ready to commit to anything right now, so I am going to date and browse for a while, keep
things casual. If my feelings change and I only feel like seeing one guy, then that's what I will do at that point. But right now, I am scared of getting in too deep. Of being hurt or hurting someone. Of things not working out . . .AGAIN. So, I will
having fun on dates, not take things too seriously, play things by ear and re-evaluate regularly as I go along! KEY INTENTION - Stable emotions, slow & steady. Don't rush in headlong!! PACE emotions and how much I share. Maintain healthy boundaries.
for fatigue. Wedding Saturday. Will be traveling tomorrow.
and open. I feel sorry for him. He is stuck here in Ireland and hasn't been able to return to Syria for 5 years
Maybe I have started a new friendship now. He said he would like to see soon. I will see where it leads. Either way, I quite enjoyed my day. 🙂
Make sure you always meet in public and let your friends/family know where you will be. I'm not saying you aren't safe, but no body likes to worry 😊
I always feel like people should be open to friendship on those things. Unfortunately, when no spark in my experience, the woman moves on. Friendships can lead to sparks or be good on their own!
You could try to find a hobby. Have you ever had one?
Hi Anna, yes. I like music..I played the keyboard for a while today. Then I went out and I met my sister and then I met someone. It was better after I had gotten out and about.
I'm the same tonight. Think I may put on some sad music or film to get the tears moving.
Same.. I meant
thought about next year yet. . . There is still the potential competition of the other new science teacher who has a year's more experience than me in the school, I am not sure if I want to teach in Cork again, or if I want to go back to my hometown
Galway . . . or if I want to teach in a different school in Cork. . . it all depends on the contract they offer me! We'll see what happens!!!
I've never been to the Republic. I lived in Fishguard and one or two days a year, visibility was good enough to see the Wicklow Hills if you climbed high enough.
I think I have some family history in the Cork area on my Dad's side, but they were originally from Norfolk I think... I have some Celtic blood though, I'm 50% from NI and have fond memories of visiting family in Ballycastl and the giant's causeway.
I have to admit, I felt a little self conscious sharing that. I'm always worried someone I know will find out I use this and figure out who I am! . . . That's nice John! So do you live in Northern Ireland now?
No my Mammy's side of the family live there.
Don't worry there are MILLIONS of people in Ireland. Also I don't think you've ever shared anything you should be ashamed of. It is nice having semi anonymity here. Although I don't think the world would end if that were to be broken.
Being on here is nothing to be ashamed of and everything to shout about.
I stayed in the best hostel in Ballycastle
broken veins further up the same arm . . . I'm a little concerned. I think I will book a doctor's appointment for Monday to get it checked out. . . Apart from that, my tax refund has been confirmed so I am due to receive €1853.76 into my account!
Will definitely help speed up repayment of my loan from parents. :D Delighted about that. Work is going far better these days. I am much more organised, my thinking is far clearer and I have learnt to let the little things go. I have a far better
grasp on timing now so I am more or less on track with all of my classes. I may have to do some extra classes at Easter with the third years but even if I don't, I would probably just about be able to finish the course if I speed through the rest of
the chapters . . . Feels great! :D
Well done you!
Thank you! 😁
So then therapy is just about thrashing about ideas with the therapist. . . Not entirely true, she does challenge my thoughts and emotions which I really needed. It's a great fit. It's working very well. I'm very pleased with my progress. I finally
feel like I gaining super clarity, letting go of many things (material) and emotions I had been clinging on to, healing, growing, embracing my adult independent self, which is fantastic. Yes, it's great. PROUD OF ME! :D
Oh! Also, since the start of September, I have paid back over half of my loan from my parents. At the beginning of Sept., I owed them €7413. Now, I owe only €3,200. I have been paying back €400 every two weeks mainly, which works out at between
30 to 40% of my take home pay. . . I am due a tax refund, so I hope to make my last repayment on May 9th or definitely by the end of May! . . . Such a weight off my shoulders. I'm proud of myself for paying off the debt so quickly up until now. :D
Great to see those accomplishments and be proud of yourself!!
thanks Jeff :D :D :D
Well done with the hard work in therapy. It's tough but so worth it. I've been in therapy for 12 years & feel like I'm just now working in the core roots of my problems. I hope I can see this kind of improvement.
Dresses I had ordered for a friend's wedding don't suit so I will be returning them. May avail of extra free time to go to doctor's, write to a friend, get some photos printed, return the dresses and get ahead on planning for school!
Busy busy, I wish I could be arsed to do something. Anything...
I'm pooped just reading this!
Alas, all I actually did was cook, eat, have a look at my budget, may a bank transfer and . . . I thought I did something to do with school, write some notes to parents on the online system maybe?
I was too tired to be any more productive despite my ambitious plans!! 😋
left out. . . On the up side, I woke to the Dawn Chorus, danced about the house and had a super productive day. . . Another negative though, I have put on weight and I feel quite self conscious and fat nowadays. Decided to diet (well just reduce
portion sizes and eat healthier) and exercise from tomorrow onwards. I am attending a wedding in two weeks and I don't want to feel self concious!!
Maybe surprise your sister on the weekend with something special? Nothing better than extending our birthdays! Good luck with eating better!
I met my sister today and gave her her gift and treated her to coffee, Jeff. :D It was OK, though I had hit a real energy slump and was feeling very tired so I didn't overly enjoy it too much. But it was fine. And I was glad she liked my gift. :)
visited my Grandma's grave (I left some flowers and a couple of shells at her graveside. I kept matching similar shells that I have put beside my photo of her in my bedroom. 😁) It was the right decision to go to visit. My heart wanted it.
And overall, I think I was more productive this weekend because of it. I put on and hung out a wash of clothes, did most of my corrections yesterday, cleaned my dishes, got my groceries, did a huge clear out of wardrobe, chest of drawers AND
unserbed storage at home and I still got to enjoy some time with my family and a little time at the beach. Also, remembered to pick up my prescription which was important as I would feel absolutely crap with side effects if I ran out!! . . . So, even
though I could have gotten more schoolwork done, I am happy with how the weekend went. 😁 Especially happy that I got to see my Mum and that I got to visit my Grandma's grave on Mother's Day. 😁
Sounds like a great weekend. I'm glad it was good for you. You
Nope, there is no more. Just hit the auto fill, I guess?
dinner for myself and enough for next two days, did some cleaning. Backed up my work laptop which is a relief as it had been on my mind for a while since laptop isn't functioning 100%. . . So quite a productive evening, even though I didn't get as
much schoolwork done as I would have liked. At least cooking is done so will try and do that tomorrow and Friday. Organised some folders today for each class which will make keeping track of things much easier. That made me quite happy. 😁
Being productive while lowish is rough, so mad props! Good on ya :)
You aren't confined to a race track.