From October, 2018

Cogito, ergo, sum

You’ve heard it everywhere: the story that you tell yourself, or the story that you tell others about yourself, greatly impacts how you view yourself, what you believe to be true about yourself. And you act on your beliefs. I think, therefore I am in this case has never been truer. And if we want to change how we think of ourselves, who we believe we are, what things we think are true about ourselves, we have to change our story, our frame of reference, how we tell it. The power of words is immense. I’ve done some hard digging,…

Above & Below Average

Yesterday I sat myself down to calculate my average weekly/monthly earnings from working in this cafe. I did it to include and exclude my tips. Additionally, I noticed on my payslip that I don’t think I earn enough to be taxed anything…my first indicator that I am below the Irish poverty level. I did some googling about average wages in Ireland, and came across a newspaper article written in February about Irish average earnings and such. It stated: “At the other end of the scale the CSO figures show that the lowest average weekly earnings were €350.04 in the accommodation…