Five years ago I first dipped my toe publicly into writing and began this blog. The following year I decided to go to my first ever writing festival, Wexford Literary Festival. With trepidation I walked in its doors that first day convinced others could spot I was not a writer. After all, what exactly had … More Wexford Literary Festival.
I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. W.B Yeats.(He wishes for the cloths of heaven) Do you have dreams of things you want to achieve? Do you actually do anything to make them a reality? It’s the new year and like so many others I’ve been … More Is it really better to try and fail?
It is that time of year, when we look back, analyse and wonder. When we look forward, dream and plan. What a year 2013 has been. In some ways it was a magical time. Imagine this time last year I had never written publicly. I didn’t know what a blog was, and my outlet for … More That was the year that was.
As a child we dreamed of growing up, standing on chairs to be as tall as our parents. Imagining what life would be like at that height. Young daughters imagined they would grow up to be mothers, and have children of their own. Future careers were imagined, such as teacher or shopkeeper, and any other … More At what age do we stop dreaming?
I wonder if anyone else has done this? I have dedicated a special song, to each of my four children. A different song for each one of them. This is the story of my eldest daughter, and how I chose her song. Many years ago, before I had my first child, before my husband appeared … More “I hope you have the feet of a dancer”. A wish for my daughter before she even existed.
As a child I dreamed of being a mom, to eight children. I never really thought about the dad. In fact when I played with the boy next door, He got to be the dad, and in the game that meant he went to work, (around the side of the house), and spent hours there, … More My Life, A Dream That Didn’t Come True.
Do you ever look at your life, and wonder how you got to be here? Did you see this as your future, when you dreamed as a child? Other than to have children, I did not really dream too much of my future. My only wish was to be happy. As a teenager. life conspired … More Taking Stock!