Powerful females talk about failure

Happy Monday everyone! I’m sure a lot of you are dreading tomorrow- back to work and the land of the living. To be honest I’m happy to be getting back into routine. The last week has been spent wondering what day it is and the inevitable ‘fear’, like several hungover Sundays in a row.

Anyway I’m catching up on some blog posts and I just came across this awesome article on stylecaster.com . It’s quotes about failure from a wide range of women with different careers. I hope it will help to prepare you for tomorrow and the coming year- whatever your goals may be.

“I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.” –Emma Watson

Click here  to see the rest.

 

Bré x

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My writings on Nocturnal Animals

Hi everyone, I know I haven’t graced you with a movie review in a while so here you go!

 

What’s it about?

Amy Adams stars as Susan, a gallery owner who receives a manuscript from her (estranged) ex husband Edward, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. He names it Nocturnal Animals, which refers to Susan and her inability to sleep. Along with the manuscript is an invite to dinner while Edward is in town. Susan soon becomes caught up in the novel, which is to be quite honest, disturbing (I’m not going to ruin it for you). It leaves you wondering the end of the story and of course, will she say yes to dinner.

What I liked about it?

Oh my God, it is so dark. It is so disturbing. I loved it. Oh and it has Michael Shannon in it.

What I didn’t like?

There was nothing I didn’t like about it. The cast was great. The ending wasn’t what I was expecting but it was the right ending overall.

Should you watch it?

OK, if you like thrillers and disturbing, haunting movies then yes, because you’ll love it. But if that might not be your cup of tea, you might want to avoid it.

If you have seen it please let me know what you think.

 

Bré x

 

 

 

 

Wishing wanting working

I want to write, but Netflix is calling me.

I want to clean the kitchen, but my bed is calling me.

I want to be as big as Su and Jo, but I hate social media.

I want to be a successful as Stephen, but the words don’t always come.

I want Kylie’s lips, but I oppose plastic surgery.

I want clear natural skin, but I have to cover up that spot.

I want a flat stomach, but I hate exercise and love pizza.

I want my own house, but the bank will never give me a mortgage.

I want a funny nice guy, but he’s either non existent or doesn’t want me.

I want to be as happy as Jen at her age, but I want kids more.

I want to speak my mind more, but don’t want to come across as a bitch.

I want, I want, I want.

So I better go work, work, work.

Some awesome women we should all know

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a lovely day with friends & family. While winding down on St Stephen’s Day I was browsing through Buzzfeed and came across this cool article highlighting some of the awesome asian women changing the world. Enjoy reading!

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hattiesoykan/asian-women-who-are-changing-the-game-right-now?utm_term=.vf6vBYpVY#.noj0QBbEB

 

Bré x

My writings on Blair Witch

Hi everyone, happy Monday!

OK so on Friday I went to see a surprise horror movie in the Odeon Blanchardstown. I was so excited. Popcorn, horror and a surprise- what’s not to love. And it turned out to be Blair Witch!

 

What’s it about?

If you haven’t seen The Blair Witch Project (what is wrong with you) this is the direct sequel. James and group of friends head in the woods of Maryland to try find out what happened to his sister Heather all those years ago. As you can guess, they are tormented along the same lines as the original. While TBWP was one of the first found footage films to haunt us, this is an updated version with more advanced ways of recording your torment.

What I liked about it?

Oh my Gosh it was brilliant. We all know by now I love horrors, but for the most part they don’t particularly “scare” me, unless they’re really good or really messed up. Blair Witch SCARED me. I could feel myself getting anxious coming towards the end. And the ending didn’t disappoint.

What I didn’t like about it?

Nothing. I loved all off it.

Should you go see it?

YES! Whether you liked the original or not, you need to check this out. Don’t you wanna find out if they find Heather? Huh?

 

Bré x

 

The one with the pink pill

I will start this one off by saying this post is about a silly girl getting upset over a stupid boy and doing something ridiculous.

The stupid boy

To start I have to tell you about Lee. Lee is a friend of my friend’s boyfriend. We met for the first time at Electric Picnic last year when a whole load of us went. We got on, flirted a little. I liked him and some of the girls thought it would be funny to go tell him and ask if he liked me (bear in mind we were all 25/26). I didn’t know this at first, and I wondered why he stopped talking to me on the Sunday. Until he told my friend that the girls said it to him and that put him off, because he thought I had asked them to.

We wouldn’t meet again until Longitude this year.

Longitude

I was excited to see him for Longitude.  See if anything would happen. Again, we got on well and flirted. After the gig a few of us went into town to a club. I will say now he was fairly drunk, we all were. He spent the night messing with me and flirting. Melissa thought we were definitely gonna hook up because he kept coming over to me. When we were all in the smoking area we were talking and I hoped he’d take the chance to kiss me. He didn’t. A song came on that I liked so me and the girls went back in. Not long after the guys followed. Lee came straight over.

“What’s wrong?”

“What?”

“Are you mad at me?”

I didn’t know why he would think that but I took the opportunity to ask him something that I wasn’t sure about.

“Do you have a girlfriend?”

“No.”

I was happy but also wondered why he didn’t take the hint and kiss me. He did continue to mess and keep putting his arm around me. I know here is where a few of you will say “why didn’t you kiss him?” but I couldn’t. I have such a fear of being rejected/turned down, whatever you want to call it, I very rarely go in for the kill myself.

Anyway the night ended and we all went back to crash in my friends. No kisses for Bré.

I got the nerve to Facebook him on the Monday and he wrote back but by Wednesday the messages stopped coming.

The silly girl

We would see each other again the next week for his friend’s leaving party, who was travelling abroad with my friend. There was a BBQ in their house so my friend picked me and one of the other girls up. On the drive over we started talking about the drugs we had tried over the years. Or they did. I’ve never really done anything like that, apart from smoking weed once with my first boyfriend years ago. I’ve never felt the need to do pills or coke. In a way though I was little jealous they had done so much.

The something ridiculous

The BBQ went well. At first I was a little embarrassed because he never responded to my last text. But after a couple of hours and a few drinks we were back to chatting and flirting. We all headed out to a club that night. In the queue he stood beside me ad we got in before the rest. We went to the bar and to gauge his response I said “so are you gonna buy me a drink?” and he did. While waiting to be served I stood behind him with my hand on his hip while he looked back and flirted. I thought for sure something was going to happen. We got our drinks and he even said something like “if you’re lucky that’s not all you’ll get tonight” while handing me the drink. It was cheesey and cocky but I was drunk and lapped it up.

We all headed for the dance floor. I climbed the steps, the girls too. Then within what seemed like a second I turned around and he was kissing someone. I felt sad and wanted to cry. Yes we’ve never even kissed before but sometimes a crush can be even stronger than love. I downed my drink. One of the other lads started dancing with me. He had been a bit touchy feely back in the house and so I went into kiss him. Childish yes. The guy pulled away and whispered to me “Bré I’m gay”. Oh that just topped it all. I was mortified. I knew then I wanted to be off my face and that drink just wouldn’t cut it.

I don’t know why the notion got into my head. I mean obviously because we had spoken about it earlier. And I turn completely stubborn when drunk. If I wanted to get drugs nothing anyone said would stop me. It wasn’t hard to get something. I knew a girl outside in the smoking area and as soon as I mentioned it she was showing me the pink pill. I swallowed it without hesitation. If sober now could go back and smack myself I would. But drunk, sad me would still have done it. I think in my head it was like a “f*ck you Lee”, even though me taking drugs would make no difference to him. But we all know our minds don’t think clearly when drunk.

At first nothing happened. I tried to go back out and get something else but my friends stopped me (thank God). In an instance it hit me. It was like everything was intense, in HD or something. I don’t remember much because the night seemed to be over in no time. I remember dancing in a big group of the guys and girls. I know I looked off my face though by the looks my friends were giving me. I’m not sure if Lee knew at this point because he felt the need to come over and ask “Are you annoyed at me?” (He had a habit of asking those type of questions didn’t he? Without thinking I said “how many girls have you kissed tonight?” His response? “What was I supposed to do?”

I was done. I walked away from him and the next thing I remember we were all getting taxis back to my friend’s house. Lee let me stay in his bed. Even then I was trying to get him to come up with me but he stayed on the couch.

The aftermath

The next morning we joked about it so I didn’t have to deal with too much shame or embarrassment. The lads have done worse so they couldn’t say much. I decided to give up on Lee, what was the point.

Now I’ll see him for the last time probably in two weeks, for my friend’s leaving do (she’s following her boyfriend over to Canada). I think I need to resign myself to the fact that he just likes to flirt with me when he’s drunk. So I just won’t put myself in the position to flirt with him. Casually avoid him and just enjoy my night.

What do you guys think? Have you ever done something silly over a boy/girl?

 

 

Bré x

An example of a psycho ex

While at a party last week, the subject of psycho exes came up. One friend, Melissa, said how she hates people over reacting, saying their ex is a psycho. I said I’ve never had a psycho ex boyfriend before. To which Rose said “Eh yeah you have” as if it was common knowledge. I racked my brain, thinking who she was referring to. The only one who would come close would be my first boyfriend and she didn’t really know him. I asked her who she meant.

“That guy you worked with who pretended he didn’t have a girlfriend.”

She was referring to Brian. From when I was like eighteen.

“Yeah he lied about being single. That doesn’t make him a psycho, it makes him an asshole.”

This is exactly what Melissa meant by people exaggerating when it came to exes. I went on..

“Speaking of Brian and psycho exes”

And I proceeded to tell them a little story…

I had only been seeing Brian a little while when I was out with a friend one night. Brian was texting me and told us to go over to his afterwards for a few drinks. I was eighteen and he was twenty three. His own car and apartment, which was all new to me. We headed over and were not long there when there was a knock on the door. Brian looked in the peephole and turned to us.

“It’s Samantha.”

Samantha was his ex girlfriend. They hadn’t been split up long when we started seeing each other. She used to work in our job before I started. I had never seen her before. He then opened the door and asked what she was doing there. She asked to come in. He let her. This would be the first “why” of many I would say in my head. She was surprised to see us there but she sat down, calm as a cucumber and had a drink with us. She had to know one of us was seeing him. Through conversation something came up about an age (I think it was twenty five) so she said “Oh you’re twenty five?” to me.

“No I’m eighteen.”

Then I realised. Someone in work told me before. She was thirty one. She was sitting in front of a girl over ten years younger than her, who was possibly dating her ex. There was an awkward silence and a death stare flashed towards Brian. My friend went for a smoke and Samantha went too. Brian kept apologising. I said we would go but he asked us to stay. When they came back in Brian and Samantha got us more drinks. My friend informed me that Samantha knew it was me he was seeing, then told her very personal things, like that they had had a miscarriage the previous year. I felt terrible and so uncomfortable. Eventually Samantha left and we all went to bed.

At seven am there was knocking on the door. I didn’t pay much attention until Brian came back in to tell me Samantha was back and could I go into my friend in the spare room. I did and had to awkwardly explain to my friend what was going on. We then proceeded to sit there on the bed and listen to him explain that she can’t just show up like this. She asked to use the bathroom and he let her in. There was silence for a few minutes and then a knock and Brian’s voice.

“Samantha, what are you doing?”

I couldn’t hear the response.

“No, stop cleaning!”

I kid you not she was scrubbing at the bathroom floor. After about ten minutes she came out. I heard her suggest she would go to the shop to get sausages and rashers. She wanted to come back up and make us breakfast. Yes, us. She knew we were in the spare room and wanted to make food for everyone. Brian told her no. He said he would drop us home and that when he came back she would have to leave. So he drove us home, awkward silence and all, while his ex girlfriend cleaned his bathroom.

And that ladies and gentlemen, is a psycho ex.

What do you guys think? Ever have anything mad like that happen to you?

 

Bré x

My writings on Finding Dory

Hello guys! OK so I’ve been AWOL for a while, between my holidays and just general work and life crap. But I’m back b*tches.

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Whoops, got a bit carried away there. All you need to know is I have a lot of interesting (if not embarrassing) posts coming your way. To start us off I thought I’d tell you what I though of Finding Dory. If you haven’t seen its predecessor Finding Nemo, you need to stop reading this and go watch it. Go, we’ll wait for you.

OK ready?

What’s it about?

Starring a range of high profile actors, the sequel is about Dory’s journey to find her family, with the help of her new friends.

What I liked about it?

It is non stop funny. With loads of cute creatures (yes I know they’re not real) to goo over. I was a little worried that after such a long wait (thirteen freakin’ years) it would not live up to expectation. But it did, it totally did. This film will capture the hearts of all the young children and the people like me who fell in love with Dory long before this film.

What I didn’t like about?

Nothing, zilch.

Should you go see it?

Yes! With your kids or with your friends, you’ll enjoy it.

Can you see this without watching Finding Nemo?

Yes you can, the story picks up where the last one ended. But seriously, watch it. You will enjoy the subtle jokes a lot more.

Well ladies & gentlemen, if you do go see it please let me know what you thought.

Talk soon!

 

Bré x

 

 

My first week of weightloss

Hi everyone, happy Friday!

It feels like forever since I’ve posted and what better way to kick off than by saying I lost 4.5lbs in my first week at sliming World! I’m so happy. I was hoping for 2 or 3 pounds but was worried because I had a Chinese on Saturday. But I was good every other day so it obviously paid off!

This week I’m hoping to lose 3lbs. I’ve been good so far and I also joined a spin class. Have you ever done spin? I hadn’t and oh my God can you feel it. Not even the day after but on the second day I woke up ad it hit me. I am not fit at all and I hate classes where you’re made feel like a fool because you’re not able to keep up with everyone. “All fitness levels welcome” is a myth. But the guy in this class was great. My first time he would tell me when a part was too difficult to just sit down and cycle hard. the second class was a little easier and flew in. the classes are based in Tallaght, here is the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/XtremeSpinandCircuitMick

I’m going to do two classes a week until my holidays (and when I get back of course). So I am optimistic for next Tuesday!

 

 

Bré x