This cutie is my friends’ dog Ruby, playing with the chewing toy I gave her!
It’s truly „mid-summer“ now. I know midsummer is of course at the Solstice in June, but according to most calendars in the Northern hemisphere, that’s actually the beginning of summer. According to that, we’re now at the height of summer, and the weather seems to confirm this. The corn in the fields is high (in some places it’s already being harvested), fruit are ripening on the trees, and Lughnasad is nearly here.
In this time of high summer, I was lucky to have a bit of time off – time to be creative, to map out a new Coaching program, and to take a walk to my favourite bench at the cliff walk in the evenings. Then I’ll sit there, looking out over the entirely-too-blue sea with the evening sun shining on my large hagish nose. Bliss.
July is supposed to be the height of my hayfever, and I’m happy to report that it’s hardly bothered me at all this year. Sure, I was sneezing occasionally, and I stayed indoors a lot more than usual, but the usual fatigue didn’t happen, and neither did the stuffy “head-wrapped-in-cotton-wool” feeling that had made this period so endlessly exhausting for many years. Apparently, cleaning up my eating act helped with the hayfever too!
What else is new? Two things. First of all, the aforementioned Coaching program is nowhere near finished yet, but I have its components laid out and can tell you that it’ll be specifically for HSPs, Highly Sensitive Persons like myself. It’ll be very flexible, with a modular structure, so people can book individual modules or all five at once at a reduced price. That’s as much as I can tell you for now, but I’ll keep you updated on my progress!
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The second thing that’s new is my job. I started with Hewlett Packard Financial Services yesterday and I have to say, I love it already. My colleagues are brilliant and so is my manager. I’m currently getting set up for training and all the systems I need and learning my way around the place. HP is like a large city! Seriously, it’s in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Kildare, but it’s got a huuuuuge canteen with lots of different food, two shops, two banks (yes, really), a gym, and Pilates classes at lunchtime twice a week – for free! It’s awesome.
I was rather afraid of the commute from Bray, but so far it’s been lovely. Sure, I spend some time on the motorway, but once I leave it, the road is completely clear because the traffic is going towards Dublin, not away from it. The last few miles are a country road with lots of green around, just beautiful! I will run into heavier traffic when I stay longer in the evening, but as long as I stick to my usual working hours, I’ll be fine.
That’s it for now! I hope you are enjoying summer, and keeping cool if you’re in one of the hotter countries. Remember, the days will be short again soon enough – we might as well enjoy the bright evenings while they last.
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