Read me – I’m meant for you if you want me.

Touch a life today. About a week and a half ago- on the way to rehearsals with the amazing UCD Dance Society Irish Dancing Crew, we came across this lovely note that was just waiting for someone to open it. So naturally, I opened it and read it. Well let me just tell you … it was the absolute best thing I could have read that day because I was recovering from a really stressful day the day before that was accompanied by a lovely panic and cry fest. So after taking the day to recoup, going to rehearsals only to be greeted by this lovely note was the best pick-me-up. It inspired me. So this is for you- if you want it.

Dear Friend,

Make the most out of every day. See things with the sun shining on them. You deserve a great day everyday. You are amazing. Did you know that?

You can do whatever it is that you want to do. Just put your mind to it. You were born with talents and you have learned skills throughout your life that have prepared to you be the best you. And you are already wonderful so what will you do next?

Read this and be proud of who you are. Read this and smile at the thought of these compliments being written for you. Read this and laugh at any time you doubted yourself because you are a wonder.

There are days where you might be feeling down, today might be one of them. When that happens just remember that it only takes about 5 muscles to smile and ten times more to frown. Make the best of it! You can do it!

What do you want out of your life and your days? Make it happen! You are talented, you are beautiful, you are confident, you are a SUCCESS. Your potential is boundless and you can do whatever you put your mind to.

And when you smile? You brighten people’s days! Your smile is contagious… did you know that? When you smile, you light up the room. Your smile infects people around you. You are a joy to be around and a great person. What’s more to like?

Take a second every day to reflect on how lucky you are to be you. Take a second every day to feel beautiful because you are. Take a second everyday to appreciate what you have and who you are because there is only one you.

Love your body, love your mind, love your soul. Let that love come from within and shine bright like the sun on a beautiful day.

Together we can make the world a brighter place. So from one friendly stranger to another- you deserve to smile. And if you need a reason… here you are. Life’s a party rock your body. We’re glass half-full kind of people right? Yep. That’s right.

You are an inspiration. And whenever you have doubts, just remember that someone out there appreciates you for who you are. You are your biggest fan and you have the tools to be the biggest success, that’s definitely something to smile about.

Go on, give us a smile! Come on! I see you… ahhh… ahhh… THERE IT IS! =D

Everybody needs a pick-me-up, or just a friendly reminder. So thank you to the stranger who wrote to me. I hope that I can only pass on the love and touch a life today.

Take care, you beautiful soul you.


Your Friend Bianca

May as well tack this on to The Daily Post


Who says you can’t do that?

Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life?

Quite simply it means this- Joe has 5 apples and Paul has 3. So that is inequality. Joe has more apples- most would agree that Joe is better off. Unless we say – all the apples are rotten. So if Paul has 3 apples- he is better off. Either way someone else is getting the better end of the deal… because “they” have determined the standard of what is good or right in that instance. Because of that… someone is better and someone else is worse- inequality. LAME.

It is so lame. Who says you can’t do something and who says that what you have isn’t as good as what someone else has and who says that having x amount of something is not right? I see inequality wreck people’s confidence and lives even. I think it can be hurtful when people are hit with a dose of it and yes absolutely I have seen it in my daily life.

I have to say the worst is when talented people get it in to their head that someone else is better than them… and then the talent is wasted. That is inequality at its worst. That is what bugs me. That deep down, ingrained in your head, inequality that causes a person to feel inferior to another. It is a waste of all the beautiful talent that there is in the world.

I am so guilty of it. In years past I have compared myself to other dancers and it has knocked me down. No more. NO. MORE.

I think this is a thing that is perpetuated because people have taken it on board to decide things for others and those whom are in question have felt the pressure to believe or accept that inequality label.

Obviously it is clear in some cases that things are not right. Aka men getting paid more than women for the same jobs. LAME.

But in other, less objective ways, people’s confidences have been knocked because of inequalities inducing fear and eventually belief and acceptance of these “inequalities”. I think it needs to stop. We need to restore confidence in the beautiful people of the world. Everyone is different- different is a spectrum, but it doesn’t mean that one thing has to be better than the other. The world will still go around even if we don’t have a standard for everything and make certain people feel less than others.


Inspired by The Daily Post

An extra hour to … SLEEP?!

Good news — another hour has just been added to every 24-hour day (don’t ask us how. We have powers). How do you use those extra sixty minutes?

Nooooo… I thought about it. But no. After my last rant it makes sense that if I had an extra hour in each day that I would just sleep. It would be GLORIOUS. But I have to say… I already know it wouldn’t be what I would actually do with an extra hour a day.

So what is it then? What the heckkkk would I do with that precious hour? I’d probably tweeze my bushy eyebrows that have been forgotten about in the past month. I’d probably vacuum my carpet that hasn’t been properly shown love since the middle of July. I guess I would have to probably update my stinkin CVs that have been hanging over my head for weeks now. I would catch up ya know? Do all the little teeny things that go unnoticed day by day because they aren’t immediate.

25 hours a day… I don’t know what I would really do with that though… but I do know this. It would be something for ME and something that I like. I definitely would NOT spend it:

  • working
  • complaining
  • doing anything crap – ie. dishes, laundry, taking out garbage etc.
  • crying … lol- yes I have to write this here because I cry for everything
  • watching TV/sitting on my butt. – I had to think hard about this one though because that is what I NEEEDDD sometimes… aka where is the SLEEEP?!?!?!?!

But I won’t do that ^^^. I will use it to nourish my mind and my soul. I’d probably write. I’d write here and I’d pay more attention to my journal. It clears my head. And eat. I would definitely eat more just because. I might dance… but not Irish. Whatever kind of dancing I want to do. Nothing stressful ya know? I would do only happy, stress-less things. And get hugs and see friends and talk to my lovely parents and my brother who I miss every single day.  I’d write letters to people and post cards! I’d do all of the things that are the simplicities in life. The beautiful little things that seem to slip away when life gets too busy.

Oh and I’d still definitely tweeze my eyebrows- that would probably take the whole first extra hour of the first day.

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Where is the sleep?!

I am so DESPERATE.I have to say I am feeling so desperate. WHERE IS THE SLEEP!?! THERE IS NO TIME FOR SLEEP ANYMORE!

My left eye has been twitching since the middle of August. I hate my former self right now for talking about how GREAT it would be to get back into the fall routine and what routine brings and blahblah.

Though… LIGHTBULB… I actually don’t feel like I have any routine at the moment. I just keep adding projects on to my life. There is a phrase here in Ireland and it goes: “It’s all go” … meaning… everything is CRAZY. Well thats what I think. And that’s also how I feel. Every day I wake up to go to work and I am so tired. The sun isn’t even up half the time anymore and that makes it even harder to get up. When I get out of work I have barely 2 hours to myself before I either need to be at rehearsals or dance class or the gym and it is NUTSO. Absolutely nuts. It’s amazing but I am also getting SOOOO tired.

My body is physically able. I am doing it all. But inside my head I am crying because I just want to sleep.

I’ve had a pounding headache since I woke up and I just drank a Lemsip for the paracetamol ahaha what has everything come to!

Being busy is so good and I am doing all the things I love … almost all of the time. So it really is wonderful and I am surrounded by so many great people and all of that, but WHERE IS THE SLEEP. Seriously.

I am living for the weekend now because I just want to lie in my bed and sleep for 12/13 hours if I want to. To be honest it won’t even be a matter of wants anymore. It is a matter of pure necessity. If I don’t rest soon I think that the next time someone approaches me they are just going to get : falsdkjfslkdfjslkj or (                      ) <– gibberish or a whole buncha nothing (obvs).

My body is sore in places that I haven’t felt soreness … basically ever. These tiny little crevices of my shoulder blades or my elbows are actually sore… SORE. What is that? It’s the lack of sleep. Has to be. Who gets a sore funny bone from the gym? Nobody. Just a tired little lump on the side of the road trying to get through the days without cracking. Aka me.

I made a pizza last night after rehearsals… I don’t know how I had the energy to do it but my belly rules my life so I mustered up the strength. When it was done I took it out and tried to cut it in half. It proceeded to break apart into a million pieces … the entire center just separated itself from the outside of the pizza. So instead of having two halfs I had two outlines … two C shapes basically… and then two smaller semi circles… with cheesy saucy vegetably mess everywhere. In the process of cutting the pizza I burned my hand on the rack twice and I also proceeded to nearly eat tin foil because it was stuck to the bottom and I nearly didn’t realize it. I had to give up. I had to walk away because I was genuinely on the verge of tears.

Thank god Elayne was there or I would have just left the pizza there to rot over night and went to bed starving and depressed and probably with salty ridiculous tears running down my face.

And today… well today I am just trudging. The definition of trudging through the day. And not even on purpose. I just need to exert minimum energy for a little while so I can get it together before class tonight. Once that is over then I am going to PASS OUT. I have to. I HAVE TOOOOOOO> AHHHHHHHH.

Exhaustion==> delirium ==> BEYOND.

Just so happens to be related to The Daily Post free write prompt!

I have so much to say

I just have so much to say. I am feeling super reflective lately because I am finally realizing just how much I love the life I have made here in Dublin. I’ve always loved it here… but mannnn this is unbelievable. I am also extremely happy that I have finally found a place and a way to express my thoughts to you. 

Today was my first ever corporate event. I planned the whole thing from start to finish on my own and it was absolutely thrilling to see it all fall into place. The event was set to start at 8:30 and at that time it was dull. Extremely dull and I was worried. Not very many people were there, a ton of people were late or stuck in traffic and I was super nervous. We had tons of food and cupcakes and goodies and it would all be wasted without the people who registered to come and fill the room.

WELL… people must have just been waiting to all show up at the same time because the event started at like 930/10 and it was BUZZING. Absolutely buzzing. It was amazing. I was so proud to be running around that room like a chicken with my head cut off. There was so much talent in the room today and it was reassuring to talk to people who have made it a priority to create their life’s work out of their passion.

As we all know, that is what I’m here to do. So in that moment, that I had a chat with a woman who said … yeah you just have to keep reminding yourself that you’re not mad, I felt overwhelmed with emotions. I was so exhilarated because I was on such high from the success of the event, then I was so proud to have landed this job that allowed me the opportunity to even learn how to do something like this, I was so inspired by the conversations and the people whom I had met and lastly I felt relieved… I am not crazy for chasing after what I want. It’s nice to hear that from somebody else.

It was great and I think it actually inspired me to dance as well as I did in class tonight. Those kind of things are what clear the head every once in a while and bring you back down to Earth ya know?

Then after the event… I got a massive coming down off of the high/event withdrawal belly ache… humph. So worth it though.

And with that I bid you goodnight and sweet dreams.