Friday, 20 September 2013

So Wednesday was interesting. Every Wednesday we have workshops, and this particular day we had three: Positive Party, a confidence workshop, and another where we learned how to give a massage.

The massage one was very useful. I really enjoyed getting a massage, but the person I gave one to looked in pain. That's not really how you want a massage to go! This one was the last one we did, so it was great to go home feeling relaxed.

The confidence building workshop was great. The guy who ran it, Austin Dunne, was really friendly and charismatic which is the type of person you want to run a workshop like that! We all had to tell each other our most embarrassing moment as part of it so we all got a good laugh with one another. I think I'll remember what I learned in this workshop the most as it really gave some good life tips, and encouraged everyone to be themselves and care less about what people think.

The other one we had, which was actually our first one of the day, was Positive Parties. I left this one till last to tell you about because it was probably my favourite. If you want to check it out the website is As you could probably tell, it was basically about staying happy and not letting anyone ruin your good mood. The woman, Denise, also told us of good ways to manage stress. One of these ways was to listen to positive music! Unfortunately I don't know many positive songs, but here's one that is great to dance to!

I hope you enjoy the song. Bye for now!

Monday, 2 September 2013

So Far So Good!

The first week is always the hardest. I have to say I'm glad it's over, because now I can relax and enjoy TY!
The first day was nerve wracking, as I found out my TY class and who all my teachers were. My biggest fear was not being in a class with my friends, but luckily I am! I like my timetable, I like my teachers and I really think TY is going to be great. By the end of the first day, I was very tired but extremely happy. I was excited for school the next day, which was different! 

The next day was just as good as we were assigned projects and were told about the trips we'll be going on. I wasn't expecting to be jumping in to projects so soon, so it came as a surprise! In religion I am doing a project with my friends on the sixth Millennium Goal, which is reducing the spread of HIV and Aids. I am also doing a project on Wexford for geography. Our class is taking a trip to the Yeats museum in November and another to Castletown House sometime soon. I'm very excited to be going to the Yeats museum, as I've been meaning to do that for a while but haven't had a chance. In about two weeks we're going to Carlingford Adventure Centre, which should be interesting. 

I'm starting work experience in a few weeks. My first placement is in a music shop, but I haven't got my other placements yet. I'm hoping to get my others in either a recording studio, a film studio or a charity of some sort, maybe the ISPCC or Bernardos, as I would really like to work in places like that when I'm finished school.

I guess that's it for now, but expect more updates soon!