“When I die, Dublin will be written on my heart” -James Joyce. I was born in Dublin 23 years ago. I’ve lived here my entire life. It’s a city with great character and bundles of history. There are so many places around the county that hold a special place in my heart, from Dún Laoghaire … More Anxiety and the City
Dear 18 Year Old Kat, Everything got better. You’ll discover many things in your final year of secondary school. You’ll drink for the first time, kiss people, go to house parties and spend Saturdays wandering around the city. You’ll also fight with people, and fail class tests and feel low, but I promise it get’s … More A Letter To My 18 Year Old Self
There is something so comforting about watching the world go by with a warm mug of coffee in your hands. I’m a true introvert so I adore spending time by myself. It calms me down and gives me the time to be alone with the dozens of thoughts whizzing around my mind. I love peaceful … More Coffee for One
I’ve always wanted to be in a John Hughes movie, but Home Alone would not be at the top of my list. However, I found myself channeling my inner Kevin when my family went on holidays for two weeks without me. Staying home alone seemed a lot more exciting until the dishes started to pile … More 3 Things I Discovered When I Lived Alone
A few years ago, during the days when my mind was flooded with dark thoughts, I contemplated suicide. I was weighed down by an overbearing depression, which left me feeling hopeless. However, the waves of negative thoughts have started to calm down. They make an appearance every now and then, ebbing and flowing in and … More Moments
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust Happy June! This month has been a joy so far. I took part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, received my final college results and had many adventures with my dearest … More 3 Things That Made Me Smile This Week
My hair is frizzier than ever, my jumper collection has been packed away and the sun is shining. It looks like summer has finally arrived on the little island of Ireland! I am so excited to go to outdoor cinemas, to eat ice cream by the sea and to laze about in the garden with … More Too Fat For Summer?