In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Golden Hour.”

They say you can learn something new every day. Today I learned that 6am-7am is referred to as “The Golden Hour”. Now, 6am is not a time that I am regularly awake for. 6am, or the golden hour, is that time you aspire to wake up at, to go for a run/swim/some other athletic activity, before coming back home to a shower and a healthy breakfast (or maybe a protein shake) and walk to your job as a super solicitor or CEO. That’s the dream, right? In my life, 6am features as that time I set my alarm for when I need to study for an exam, but angrily hit the snooze button until around 7:30am, when I get up, angry for not getting up, and exhausted, because I’ve spent the last hour and a half snoozing an alarm every 5 minutes instead of turning it off and going back to sleep. 6am is the time text messages are sent after a night out that you look at in horror the next morning. 6am is kipping on someone’s couch after a house party and waking up to blinding sunlight through the window with no curtain (can also feature a side of shame and/or regret, depending on why you’re on that couch.) 6am is that final red-bull to finish that assignment you’ve been awake all night doing and is due in 3 hours. More often than not, I don’t enjoy being awake at 6am. But sometimes, 6am is the golden hour after all. 6am is staying up talking so late, that the sun is just coming up, and you realise that you’ve spent several hours just chatting with people. 6am is waiting in the airport for the beginning of a holiday. As a kid, I always remember getting up and bringing a blanket and pillow with me so I could go back to sleep in the car on the airport! 6am is ‘we’re going to regret this tomorrow… but that’s a problem for tomorrow.’ 6am is dreading having to go to college in 3 hours after going to the pub ‘just for one’ turns into ‘the nightclub is free in tonight and I have shot vouchers’ – but not really regretting any of it. 6am. It’s a weird time. The sun is coming up, and you’re somehow caught between last night and the morning after. They say it’s always 5 o clock somewhere… so it’s probably always 6am somewhere too. What does the Golden Hour mean to you? Until next time, Ciara 🙂


Why Every College Student Should Join A Society!

Last Thursday, I attended the BICS (The Board of Irish College Societies) Awards 2015 as part of a large group from my very own college, IT Tralee. It was, quite simply, one of the best experiences I’ve had in college so far. We met so many amazing people from other colleges and learned so much from them. It was kinda surreal to see so many people in one place just for their love of societies. Every single person at the BICS was there because they loved their society and had put so much work into it to make it great.

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Whoa!.”

What’s the most surreal experience you’ve ever had?

Surreal”. Adjective.
having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre.
“a surreal mix of fact and fantasy”

So what is the bizarre experience I’ve ever had? I’ve had plenty of bizarre dreams alright (a side effect of my love of cheese). But as for actual strange or unusual experiences, I’m not sure. What I’d call strange, others call normal.

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Get Rich Quick Schemes!

The latest topic of conversation in my home is summer and the plans that I haven’t got for it. At 19 years old, I really should have some sort of a job or some way of making money – and the time has come again for me to be looking into jobs and hoping and praying somewhere will take me on.

This year, the suggestion was made that I go to America for the summer. Alas, I have no money at all for this kind of trip, so I’ve come up with a few plans to make lots of money really quickly to finance my trip:

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Hello WordPress!

Once again, the updates are few and far between. This week on blogging 101, we had to find a theme we liked, which I did but didn’t blog about it, and say hello to our wordpress neighbours.


Starting Monday, I am determined to truly devote myself to blogging 101. Life and college got in the way this week (it was my first week back and it was very hectic, from having a friend essentially move into my apartment to twisting my ankle on Sunday night and spending several hours on Tuesday waiting in A&E for an xray to tell me if I had a hairline fracture. I didn’t). All in all, a busy week!

But come Monday, reality resumes and the blogging will return! I can’t wait to truly get started!

Today’s entry is just a short update, so I’ll see you all on Monday!

So, What Have We Learned?

I’m coming to the end of my first year of college (WHICH IS INSANE), and this week, there’s been a lot of talk of goodbyes, and what we actually got out of this semester of college. Mainly because this week is the last week of lectures, and the radio shows are finishing up. I’ve heard more goodbye songs this week than I thought existed (including Time To Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli, I’m Not Crying – Flight of the Conchords, and the slightly more unsusual choice, the Goodbye Song from Bear in the Big Blue House. I’ve had it stuck in my head all week).

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