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Day 4 - My dream job

Ooft! Isn't this a question and a half?!

My dream job would be a travel writer. I would love to live the life of Michael Palin or Bill Bryson.
I have a huge curiosity about cultures, languages and traditions that are different to my own.
There are so many things that I want to do and see, things I should have done in my early twenties but did not.
I will still get them done.
But what a perfect way to do these things - as a travel writer!

Day 3 - My favourite quote

This is a tough one because there are a number of quotes and phrases that I try to live my life by, or reflect upon. I am not sure if I have a favourite.
My life  mantra I picked up many years ago, but I don't know where it came from.
That is 'Fuck it or Fix it'.
I use it all the time. If I have a problem then fix it. If I can't fix it then fuck it. Move on.
That is sometimes easier said that done but it does help me out a lot sometimes.

I also really like a quote by Thomas Edison.
'I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that it won't work'.
It is a very comforting sentiment sometimes.

I read a book years ago called 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu. I highly recommend it.
In that book he says 'The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting'.
I have always like that outlook.

Day 2 - 20 facts about me

I always struggle with challenges such as these, where I have to give some facts about myself. Can I think of 20 things and if so will they be any good? Pressure! Well... here goes....

1. I love letters. Not bills and what not, I mean real, news filled letters. I have a handful of people whom I write to, and they write back in return. Alas, I am not very good at replying in a timely manner! I have had penpals since I was about 11 years old. Two of which were from Belarus. Their names were Tatiana and Irena. One of the highlights of their letters were the wee boxed stationery that they used to write on. I loved it so much.
2. I dislike sheep. Immensely.
3. I have 2 tattoos. One of a fairy, and one of a fox.
4. I love ducks and foxes. And Hairy Coos.
5. I think puns are severely underrated.
6. My favourite book is Jane Eyre.
7. My favourite author is more difficult... maybe Jasper Fforde... though the compilations of Irish tales by Sinead DeValera have a special place in my heart as do …

30 Day Blogging Challenge - Day 1

My Blog's Name
Well, you have probably figured out that the blog is called 'The Life of Lu'. I started writing my blog over a decade ago for a number of reasons, mostly as an easy way to distract myself from grief, and after a while to help me move on from my grief. I actually originally called the blog 'labhaoisenidhuibhir' after my Irish (Gaelic) name, but as the blog became more central to my world and more reflective of my world I changed it to 'Life of Lu'.