I’m Grateful…..Really

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Reading over my most recent posts and Tweets they’ve all been pretty whiney so I’ve decided to “count my blessings” in the hope that being positive will change my luck.*

  • I have a great family who love me.
  • I have some wonderful friends but 4 in particular who I know would always be there for me.
  • Through blogging and Twitter I’ve also made some ace friends who have gone through some of the same things I have and think the same way I do.
  • I’m healthy.
  • I’m getting happier with my body and developing a better attitude towards food.
  • I’m able to handle my feelings and emotions in a much better way than I used to, I’ve been through some of the worst times in my life and come out the other side, this has made me stronger.
  • I’m pretty intelligent (I think)
  • I have good skin and teeth!
  • I am debt free.
  • Even though I live at home I have total freedom and can save some money for my deposit.
  • I have a car and can drive anywhere I want, whenever I want.
  • My current work situation is only temporary!!!!!!!!
  • I’m a good person.
  • I live in a nice place, near the sea.

*Normal moaning will resume shortly…….!

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Q & A

Came across this earlier and thought you may (or may not) be interested in some information about me. Anyway, here goes.

1. What time did you get up this morning?  8:30 (day off but wanted to get to the gym)

2. Diamonds or pearls? Pearls, its not just politics but I think diamonds are overhyped

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Star Trek and I can admit it turned me into quite the Trekkie.

4. What’s your favorite TV show? I like too many to pick a favourite!

5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? 2 mini Babybel

6. What’s your favorite cuisine? Chinese

7. What foods do you dislike? Lamb and Celery- bleughh

8. What is your favorite crisp flavor? Ready Salted/Prawn Cocktail

9. What’s your favorite CD at the moment?.Dont listen to CDs much its all about the iPOD but I’ve been listening to a lot of classic Madonna lately

10. What kind of car do you drive? Kia Picanto, I’ll be changing it as soon as I start earning proper money again.

11. What is your favorite sandwich? Toasted ham, cheese, tomato and onion

12. What is your favorite type of clothing? Dresses, I need some nice new ones.

13. Where would you like to travel to? Asia

15. What color is your bathroom? Blue and White

16. Favorite brand of clothing? I’m not into brands, if I like it I’ll buy it regardless

17. Where would you retire to? Netherlands or Australia

18. Favorite time of the day? Early evening

19. What was your most memorable birthday? My 21st, had a great party at home.

20. Where were you born? Cork.

21. Favorite sport to watch? Ice-skating, yes it is a sport!

22 Were you named after anyone? My middle name is the same as my Mums and was my great-grandmothers name

23. Do you wish on stars? Yes

24. Do you like your handwriting? Sometimes, when it’s neat.

25. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you? Yes.

26. Are you a daredevil? I wish I was but not really

27. Do looks matter? For first impressions I think they do somewhat but they shouldn’t

28. How do you release anger? I tend to bottle it up and then explode, its not big or clever but thats me.

29. Where is your second home? Cardiff

30. What were your favorite toys as a child? My toy flower house and Barbies

31. What class in high school was totally useless? Maths, I just couldnt get it.

32. What are your favorite movies? All About Eve, The Wrath of Khan,To Kill a Mockingbird, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Color Purple, Ghost.

33. What are your living arrangements? Until I can afford a house I live with my Dad.

34. What are your nicknames? Siobh,

35. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Never

36. Do you think that you are strong? Yes, for various reasons I’ve had to be

37. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Pistachio

38. What are your favorite colors? Lilac

39. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? My body issues.

40. Who do you miss the most? My Mum and my Nan

41. What color pants are you wearing? Grey (they’re not old they’re meant to be!)

42. What are you listening to right now? Emmerdale

43. Last thing you ate? A pork chop and cauliflower cheese

44. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Pink, you’d have to press really hard to see me!

45. Last person you talked to on the phone? A recruitment agency

46. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Height

47. Favorite drink? Vodka or Diet Coke but not together

48. Do you wear contacts? No, glasses

49. Favorite day of the year? Christmas Eve

50. Scary movies or happy endings? Happy Endings

51. Summer or winter? Winter

52. Hugs or kisses? Hugs

53. What is your favorite dessert? Ice-cream or cheesecake

54. What book(s) are you reading? I’ve just re-read The Diary of Anne Frank for the 100th time.

55. What’s on your mouse pad?  I dont have one

56. What did you watch last night on TV? Four Weddings on Living TV.

57. Favorite smells? The Sea, Freshly cut grass, clean clothes

58. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Beatles.

59. What’s the furthest you’ve been away from home? Australia

60.What do you hate dislike about where you live? Xenophobia and racism which I’m sorry to say are still rife in Ireland.

Things can only….

Yes, its cheesy, yes it’s old but at the moment it’s what I need to hear!

Get To Work

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Still a bit ho-hum about this new job but I cannot wait to start earning money again! Have so many things I need to get and really need to start saving up- I hate not having a rainy day fund. I’m also in a kind of “unemployed routine” that’s all very well on a temporary basis but I need to snap out of it before its too late.

I’m meant to be starting on Tuesday and my philosophy with the job now is just to go in with an open mind, do my best but keep looking for something else in my field with a bit more money (cos the money in this one is pants-pretty insulting really but more than the dole) and one that doesn’t involve working Saturdays. That may sound fickle and a bit “beggers can’t be choosers but it’s time to stop worrying what other people think and do what’s right for me.

I’m the type of person who’s always been really loyal to where I’ve worked- I worked in one place for 5 years and my last job I was there for 2 1/2 years and would have still been there now I’m sure if it wasn’t for the way the business was affected by the economy. It sucks that the company is gone now as such because it was such a great place to work, now more of my friends have lost their jobs in the last couple of weeks so I hope things work out for them as well.

Wherever I’ve worked I’ve always made friends, I know its not important for everyone to get along with their workmates and believe me there’s been a few along the line who I never want to see again but its nice to have someone to have a laugh and a chat (and a bitch) with. So who’s to say this new place won’t be any different. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Time For A Change

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Well, some news to start off the week. I got a job! It’s great that I got it but it’s not ideal and  I’m going to keep looking for something I really want-some thing thats a challenge. That may sound ungrateful but this is a job that I did pretty much for 5 years thnn 3 years ago a much better opportunity came along that I took and loved  but the recession took care of that…. In some ways I feel that this is a massive step backwards and that makes me want to run a mile from it but logically I know it’s a job, it’s money and it doesn’t need to be forever.

What upset me though is I rang a friend who I used to work with and now I’ll be working for a rival. Instead of being pleased she shot me down about it, told me that someone else had gone for it and the money was crap blah blah blah and by the end of the call I felt awful. Instead of being encouraging and pleased for me – I haven’t had a job for 5 months she was the total opposite. However, I do know I need to go into it with an open mind but I can’t help but feel a bit worried.

Anyway, onwards and upwards. It’s my birthday tomorrow (28)and I’ve been feeling very reflective. I need to make some changes, I’m stuck in a bit of a rut. Sometimes I feel very obliged to other people and I think sometimes that holds me back. In some ways I’m hoping that this job whatever happens will be some sort of a springboard for me to make a bit of a difference to my life.

We’ll see anyway.

Have a Little Patience

Bag- Packed
Hair- Cut
Hotel-Booked
Train Tickets- Sorted
Picking up my best mate C in the morning and we are off to Take That & Party. WOO HOO!!!!

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Frustration

Don’t you just love red tape! As I have mentioned I’m out of work at the moment. Jobs aren’t too forthcoming in my area (Marketing, though I worked in retail management for 5 years as well) So in the meantime I have been thinking about going back to education. I have a diploma in management already but I don’t have a degree and to be very honest a lot of me regrets that.

So I went to the social welfare office today to see what the situation is and I can certainly qualify for Back to Education but as I have a Diploma I have to progress to a degree. In theory this is great but it seems I’m too late for this years entry and do I really want to wait another year?

A degree would be 3 years out of my life, 4 if I have to wait. Id be 31/32 then. I know I’d be that age anyway. Id would mean putting off a lot of things for a while- travel, buying a house but I can’t do that without a job.

Then I think of work. I had, I have to admit a really good job. It was a good company- a bit boring at times but really good experience. Commuting was a pain but apart from that it was alright. I made some great friends and travelled a bit, I did a good job but recession hit the company. I don’t know if I could get something like that again. The agency contacted me yesterday about a 6 month contract somewhere but I’m not getting my hopes up.

At this point though I just feel I want to do SOMETHING you know. I feel like my life isn’t going anywhere fast and I’m just looking for something to step it up a gear.