We all have those days where we have silly arguments with the ones we love and the people close to us. 

We have a bad day or we get fed up and we say things we don’t mean.

How would you feel if those words were the last words that person heard from you? 

Be nice. 

Be kind. 

Never underestimate the power of an apology. 

Remember that life is short. 

Nothing is guaranteed. 

Anyone and everything can be taken away from you at any minute. 

Ais x


Today is a sad day

Earlier today, I woke up to the tragic news that former New Zealand rugby star Jerry Collins and his wife, Alana, had died in a car crash in France. Their three month old daughter was also in the crash and is reportedly in a critical condition. Jerry was 34. His wife was also around the same age.

Devastating events like this happen all too often but each time they do, they really play on my mind.

I can never get my head around the fact that you can be here one minute……and at any given moment, it can all be taken away.

LIFE IS SHORT. We really need to appreciate it and when things like this happen, it gives us some perspective.

My thoughts are with the families and friends of Jerry and Alana. RIP. 
Ais x

Life is better when…….

Life is better when you dance…….

Well, for me, YES. 

Yes, it is. Life is so much better when I dance.

I have stuff on my mind at the moment…. Just a few things going on….. so I decided a few weeks ago to put together a Zumba Master Class….. I told some of my friends that I needed the money, etc. and that’s why I’m doing the class but that’s not really true because after all my expenses are covered (insurance, paying the venue, etc.) I don’t actually make that much money at all. 

The reality is that when I have stuff going on I need to focus my energy on something and keep busy….. Otherwise I find myself sitting at home overthinking things and the results of my overthinking are rarely any good.

It’s labelled as a Master Class because I don’t teach regular Zumba classes anymore (I’m just not able) and also it’s not just an hour long like normal classes, it’s 90 minutes long! WHO SIGNED ME UP FOR THIS MADNESS??!! 😉 

And…..It’s happening TODAY. It kicks off at 12:30pm and I CANNOT WAIT.

Dancing lets me escape the real world for a while and it helps me forget about what’s going on in my life.  

So, I just dance. I dance and dance and I enjoy every second of it. I think everyone needs that little break from day to day life every now and again…..everyone has that one thing they like to do to escape.

I love watching other people smile and dancing brings happiness out in people. So today, I’m going to try and make everyone in my Master Class as happy as possible for those 90 minutes! 

It’s going to be great…… As long as I don’t forget the choreography…….

Ais x

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.

“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.

“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”


HELLO and THANK YOU so much for taking the time to visit my blog …. the week leading up to my 32nd birthday.

I hope to start this blog on my birthday, 7 April 2015 and post something every day. That may or may not happen depending on different things of course. Life being the main obstacle.

I don’t know what I’m going to post on here but it will be random and that’s just the way it’s going to be. If I am being completely honest, I don’t even know why I have started this but let’s see what happens!

About me…..

I’m Irish.

I have no siblings…. it’s just me.

Early 30’s.

I’m 5ft 3 and a HALF inches. The half is very important, or so I’ve been told.

I work in a law firm to pay my bills. However, I would rather be traveling the world, ticking items off my bucket list, dancing and watching rugby.

I’m not perfect. In fact, I’m far from it.

I like to try and make people laugh because I love to see people smile.

I make mistakes. I make LOTS of mistakes.

I love surprises.

I’m trying (in vain) to lose the excess pounds I’m carrying.

I’m a little insecure. No, that’s a lie. I’m a lot insecure.

I love love.

I worry about things I can’t control – who doesn’t.

I have to email myself constantly to remind myself to do things because I am forgetful.

I spend money when I should be saving.

I overreact.

Constantly overthink.

I say stupid things, regret saying them and then promise myself to think before I speak.

I look at my phone too often.

I love to travel, visiting new places and experiencing different cultures.

I really appreciate the little things. I think they make the difference.

When I hear a good song, I listen to it on repeat for hours.

I believe that anything is possible.

I get easily overwhelmed so I like to have a plan. I love planning.

I like to send the girls a song every Tuesday for what I call “Cheese-y Tuesday”. Sometimes they love me for it. Sometimes they hate me. (P.S you will hear more about these girls – they are like family to me).

For the past few years, I have been keeping memory boxes to help me remember the years gone by.

I feel everything so very deeply and sometimes that hurts. A lot.

Dancing helps. I love to dance.

I believe that life is for living.

I also believe that more often than not, we don’t do enough living until something happens to remind us that life is short.

I believe that everything happens for a reason and what’s meant to be, will be.

I have Multiple Sclerois (MS) and sometimes struggle to get out of bed in the mornings – not a lot of people know this…. But you know now! It is partly the reason why I have started this blog – more about this in time. I also have Epilepsy.

….but life goes on and so will I ……for as long as possible …..

I have fantastic friends and a fabulous family.

I would be lost without my Mum.

Sometimes, I take the people closest to me for granted but I hope they know how much I love them.

So grab a glass or two of  [insert appropriate drink here!!]…… Mine’s prosecco (just for future reference) and read on…….

I absolutely love inspirational quotes and stories and if I can make even the smallest difference to just one person on any given day by posting something here, then my time has been well spent…..

So, welcome to The Random Thoughts of me……

Ais x