Today I have a wonderful post from the fabulous Michelle Moloney-King. Everyone should take the time to visit her wonderful blog! She has wonderful guests posts and as you can tell by her guest post on my blog, she has a lot of great things to say and things we can learn from!
“I wish it was Friday,” this was my constant wish when I was in school. Then, when I was in college it was; “I wish it was rag week* already.” In my twenties it changed as my friends got engaged, I would wish on their engagement rings; “I wish I was grown up enough to get married.” Before I knew it I was in my thirties, working in a job I detested, in a city I hated, with people I would not even break bread wishing; “I wish I could retire.”
My life - up to a few months ago - was spent with me was wishing it away. Of course the TV helped. At the end of a school, college, work day I would numb it all by watching some TV. Until one day....I was studying for my post graduate Irish exam and something about the language made my brain click. I started to write, then blog, then tweet, then plan a book, and before I knew it I was wishing; “I need longer days.” Having a creative outlet has been more important to me then all of my sports pursuits. Time matters to me now, time sees my progress; my success and my joy.
If I could have just one wish for all of you....I would wish for two! Then I would wish everyone had some sort of a creative outlet and everyone had more time. Enjoy your youth, may age always be just a number to you and may you have as much time as you need.
*Rag week is a week of fund raising for charities organised my universities, we mainly raise the money by going to the pub for events and drinking a bit.
Michelle Moloney King grew up on a farm in Co. Tipperary. Her lullabies were tails about banshees and fairy forts from her banjo playing poetic father. His last words to her were; “you won’t remember me, your too young,” started her penning down his stories and thus began her creative writing. She has a Bachelor of Science in IT with University of Limerick and recently completed a Post Grad in Primary School Teaching with Hibernia College.
She started a blog in April 2011 where she shares stories about teaching, the IFSC, creative writing, flash fiction, ICT, art and much more.
What the peeps are saying about Michelle's blog:
Most people stamp out their inner voice for fear of ridicule but you are stamping yours upon an ephemeral medium and being heard. Your self-leadership is a beacon to follow.