Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Album of the Month #4 | Hozier

If you haven't heard about Hozier, especially this year - you haven't been keeping up with the times. Andrew Hozier-Byrne, known simply as Hozier, is an Irish musician from Bray, County Wicklow. In 2013 he released his debut EP Take Me to Church and his second EP From Eden in 2014. Both titled tracks have been major hits. Take Me To Church has been downloaded a staggering 70 million times, alongside a viral music video that carries a strong meaning. Hozier has struck a nerve, and he is one of the most talked-about musicians at the present moment.

His debut self titled album came out recently. I was eagerly awaiting the release, along with many others. And I have to say, this is a stunning piece of work. From the get-go, we are immersed in his blu-sy vocals. Even when arrangements are low, his voice thunders on with the sound. "Jackie and Wilson" and "Someone New" are lighter, radio friendly tracks that offers the listener a more varied sound. 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Dear You

Originality is the key to life in many ways. You are original, unbeknownst to you, you are one of a kind and nothing and absolutely no one can take your stance in this world from you. No one thinks quite like you, walks like you, talks like you, likes the same things as you. No one may have the same weird fear that if you don't wet your toothbrush before and after the toothpaste, then you might as well not brush your teeth in the first place. Another person hasn't seen life through your eyes, heard the things your ears have picked up along the way. You are infinitely you. You should not subsidise a part of yourself for the sake of standards that society likes to throw at us in tidal waves. Sometimes remaining no more, and no less than who you are is about keeping your head above the water.

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Liebster Award

Hello everyone. Last week, I was nominated by the lovely Irene to take part in this great project. I'd like to thank her for thinking of my little blog in her nominations!

The Liebster Award is a brilliant initiative was set up to allow bloggers to get to know each other better, likewise with our readers! Like with many projects of the sort, a few easy rules to follow:

~  Get nominated
~  Link back the person who nominated you
~  Answer the 11 question the person who nominated gives you (Your questions will be at the bottom of this post)
~  Create 11 new questions or use the same ones you answered
~  Nominate 5-20 new people to answer your questions.

Now, without further ado, I'll crack on with Irene's questions. 

Friday, 3 October 2014

Less Stress | More Success

Have you found yourself stuck in a rut lately? Been under a lot of pressure and thinking it's never going to end? I feel you. We've all been there. They say that being busy is good for us, and it is - but what happens when it gets a bit too much for you? Is it worth tearing your hair out for the sake of a deadline? Maybe if we made that deadline less daunting, there would be no hair to tear.

September is a busy month for you if you are back at school or college, my culture shock landed to me towards the end of August. And it's only now that I'm starting to get more comfortable with the whole idea. I like work, as long as I am able to do so. Organisation and a calm head is key to not getting stressed out! I've put together a list of things that are helping me to stay on top of my game.

Organise yourself

Whether you are a student, employed or self employed - we all have a certain amount of tasks we need to get through each day. Being organised doesn't mean going on Pinterest and printing 25 calender templates to stick around your home (But if you do, then good for you!) or having 10 apps on your phone that you don't even use, or having the latest Filofax journal. You have to want to be organised. Organisation is everything from time management, the time you go to bed, when you get up, having your chores all done, meeting deadlines, filing, homework, accounts, meetings... You catch my drift. The list is absolutely endless. Write down the things you need to do today/this week/this month, set out when you envisage these things will be ticked off, establish how you will get through each task. I'm not going to blab on about how you can organise yourself, we all know what we have to do, because I'll be here all night otherwise. (But if you want to see something like that down the line let me know!)