Hi all, on the day where it seemed that Summer arrived in Dublin, my mum, the kids and I took an impromptu trip out to Howth, North Co. Dublin.

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                      Howth Marina

I’ve been feeling like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders lately and today’s trip to the sea was really needed. Last Friday I mailed my Tutor in college to tell her that I was deferring my course until October. I have such mixed emotions about this: Failure, Frustration being just some, but the overriding feeling is Relief or even Release! This has been confusing me, as I felt that this was an odd emotion for choosing to put off something that is my very essence but today I realised that, yes, it is relief/release from something that is important to me but has also been adding stress to my life. I need a break from that!
One thing is for certain: I will most definitely be going back to my course. I haven’t come this far to quit. I’m just choosing space to enjoy some summer fun with my kids when they are small enough to want to spend time with me still!
I told my Tutor that I would still blog as it keeps my interest/passion alive but for now, I’m packing away my materials for the summer and dusting off buckets & spades instead.

As my little guy and I waited for my mum and little girl to catch up with us today, I noticed this on the gates of Howth pier…

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As long as you have an anchor, faith (whatever this may mean to you) and love…it’ll see you through

Have the loveliest evening, whatever you do xx

Hilda xxxx

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