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Bad day?

This post is more of a personal chat over a glass of wine than a formal blog post.  I woke up this morning and received some bad news.  Nothing major, yet it hit me where it hurts and sent me spinning.  I felt overwhelmed and like life is one step forward, two steps back.  Yesterday, I secured a contract that I really wanted and was feeling very happy about the success of my business.  I was telling a friend of mine how I can totally understand how certain high power women stay single.  I get such a buzz from my business.  When things go well, I get this high that parallels the thrill of falling in love – only it’s deeper because it’s rooted in something I created myself. Today, I got sucker-punched.  We all have those days though, don’t we?  My little bit of bad news skewed my entire life perspective.  Instead of feeling like I can do anything I set my mind to, (a sentiment I believe and ‘felt’ only yesterday) today I …

Girl Power

Lately I have been overwhelmed at all my girl friends.  I am lucky to know some incredibly amazing and inspiring people – and having amazing girl friends adds so much to your life.  Girls have a reputation for being bitchy and jealous and tearing each other down.  I’ve never had room for that. It’s funny though, I have met my share of girls like that.  When my marriage was falling apart I was in a really low place – I was working really hard to start a career after taking time to be with my kids so that I could support myself.  I was studying at night and emotionally I was in turmoil.  The day after I separated I was a mess, I went to do what I needed to do but didn’t look my normal put-together self.  I had a friend at the time who I considered to be quite close.  Throughout our friendship she had made little jabs about my appearance, putting me down but in a joking manner.  I had a few …

Friendship

Tonight, I am thankful for friends.  I feel incredibly lucky to have such amazing people in my life.  I absolutely love the fact that I have people who I talk to every single day – sometimes about nothing, sometimes about everything!  I love how sometimes time will pass – a year, ten years – and I find myself with a friend as if not a minute has passed.  I love the silly laughter, the ability to forget the cares of life and just giggle like girls.  I love the deep conversation, where we make plans to solve all the problems of the world.  I love the people who call me or send me texts “Oh my god – this happened – what should I do?”… and I can ask them the exact same question – and do!  I love having amazing people who let me vent on those days where it seems the world is falling apart!   I’m thankful for friends who lend me their husbands to help with stupid projects that I feel …

What is the best way to learn French?

What is the best way to learn a language? Apart from having the interest and passion to do so, the learning process has to be fun, enjoyable, slightly challenging but motivational enough to keep you going. It must have the core principles needed to attain mastery – repetition, grammar, continuously growing vocabulary and the ability to naturally combine words into usable sentences. My friend, Eoin Kennedy, CEO of Zone Digital, teamed up with Natasha Lynch, Director & Owner of the Essential French College recently to bring  all these elements together in the newly launched app “Essential French” I’ve been playing with the app, and am slightly horrified at how far my French has fallen! The app feels like a game with different levels. It starts off with a quick run-through of vocabulary. The second stage has the French vocab written and spoken, enhancing both visual and auditory learning. You are presented with three possible translations and have a time limit to choose the correct one. You need to get at least 80% correct to see …

We played a prank!

Hey guys! This post is a bit different.  I want to share with you a prank video that we did.  Those of you who know me outside of my blog know that I do marketing for a company called WhatSalon.  WhatSalon is an app for booking hair & beauty appointments (it’s not in Canada or the States yet – but coming in the next few months for my North American readers).  We decided to have a little fun and play a prank on a couple of girls who went to get their hair done.  Take a look – I’d love to hear your thoughts ❤

Rules to live by

My birthday is in a couple of days and it got me thinking – I started thinking about my life, and how much it has changed, how fluid it has been and how much I have changed along with it. I feel like I have learned so much, particularly in the last few years when in essence, one life collapsed and another evolved. So, here are my new rules for life: Don’t live by rules! There isn’t only one right way to do things. Be open-minded, willing to try new things, see the flaws in what you are accustomed to and open to contemplate ideas that are contradictory to your own. It’s a pretty amazing world out there, but you’ll miss it all together if you stay in your box. Laugh. A lot. Choose happiness. Yes, it’s a choice. Enjoy life. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy the journey. So much time can be wasted thinking about the past, or trying to plan the future, or worse -worrying about the future – that the time passes and …

Naomi Sirmans

Style, Beauty, Fashion – Ladies Day at the Galway Races

Originally posted on WhatSalon Blog:
Ladies Day at the Galway Races is renowned for being stylish, vibrant and chic. The Best Dressed Lady competition is held, and to be fair, it is a sea of perfectly polished, elegantly styled, impeccably dressed ladies!  WhatSalon was there, and we spent the entire day admiring Ireland’s flair for personal expression. A visual feast of gorgeous hats, perfect makeup and exquisite outfits. Friends & Fashion – Does it get any better? Hat Obsession Stylish Personalities Stylish Couples Our stylish CEO with his stunning wife Style from head to toe… Speaking of shoes… After a very long, very fun day scoping out all the amazing styles it’s time to lose the shoes!