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Zoe’s World: Don’t Fear Change, It Means You’re Moving On To Better Things

Zoe’s World: Don’t Fear Change, It Means You’re Moving On To Better Things

November 7, 2017 at 2:08 pm 2 comments

IN the past I have often referred to my particular dislike for the notion of ‘change’. Throughout my childhood I always wanted things to remain stable, thinking that if things remained the same then I would be safe. It’s only all of these years later that I can finally admit […]

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Zoe’s World: Missing The Friendliness Of Home In The Big City

Zoe’s World: Missing The Friendliness Of Home In The Big City

September 18, 2017 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

I’VE made the move to Dublin; and honestly I never thought that I would miss home. Of course I knew that I would miss people, my family and all that; but we all have to move on at some point. One thing that I have noticed, and I guess I […]

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Zoe’s World: I’m About To Fly The Nest

Zoe’s World: I’m About To Fly The Nest

August 31, 2017 at 2:08 pm 2 comments

AS a child, I always dreamed of moving away from home, spreading my wings and exploring the world. I know that not every child is like that, people who don’t want to join the masses of people in airport queues or who don’t want to go to college. Which of […]

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Zoe’s World: The Torture Trial Of The Leaving Cert System Can’t Be Right

Zoe’s World: The Torture Trial Of The Leaving Cert System Can’t Be Right

August 25, 2017 at 9:21 am 1 comment

AFTER months of aching anxiety, serious stress and gnawing of nails – I made it. I have officially completed my leaving cert course and I have accepted my place in college; and thank fudge for that! I have tried to hold my tongue on the whole leaving cert topic thus […]

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Zoe’s World: Take The ‘Glass Is Half Full’ Approach

Zoe’s World: Take The ‘Glass Is Half Full’ Approach

August 2, 2017 at 11:14 am 1 comment

I WOULD like to think that I have a positive streak. More on that line, I would like to believe that we all have a positive streak. Sometimes though, it just happens that that streak seems to be buried a little deeper in some people than others. Now let me […]

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Zoe’s World: We All Need To Have Goals To Strive For

July 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

WE are all driven by something. Whether it be by a singular dream, by money, by love or perhaps by a particularly pleasant glass of wine. Without drive, we would all lie marooned on our couches, moaning away. Sadly, those people do exist and they can drag those around them […]

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Zoe’s World: We Live In A World Of Oversharing

July 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm 1 comment

I’m an over-sharer, an open book. People often know what I’m thinking before a word comes out of my mouth. I used to think that this was a trait that possibly needed a bit of maintenance, but in today’s world, it’s completely normal. With social media, it is considered weirder […]

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Zoe’s World: The Stressful Insanity Of Preparing For The Leaving Cert

May 17, 2017 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

HELLO, it’s me; your local leaving cert student. I’m not going to inform about how long it is to my leaving cert – because honestly I don’t want to think about it. Thank you to random passerbys who seem to think it is their duty to inform me that it […]

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Zoe’s World: Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Essential Viewing For Teens And Adults

Zoe’s World: Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Essential Viewing For Teens And Adults

April 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

UNLESS you have been living under a rock for the past two weeks, you have probably heard about the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’, which is becoming more identifiable as a cultural phenomenon than anything else. I, like many people, originally heard about it through the medium of Selena Gomez’s instagram […]

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Zoe’s World: Tired Of Trump When We’ve Got Problems Of Our Own

March 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm 3 comments

FOR over a year now, every single minute of every single day we are blasted with update after update on every movement of a certain Donald Trump. At first, I laughed at his ridiculous outbursts swearing that he would never actually have an influence. Then as months passed, the laughter […]

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Zoe’s World: Leave Out The Condescension When Talking To Me

February 14, 2017 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

WHEN I started writing articles and blogs, I did so because I was trying to be the voice for the teenagers around me and I was trying to be the much needed primary source for parents of teenagers out there. In many ways, I think that I have been quite […]

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Zoe’s World: Why Can’t Women Stop Bitchin’ About Each Other?

January 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

AS a girl/woman (depending on your viewpoint), I would like to think that we have made several major leaps and bounds in society in the last number of years. It’s taken a lot, and we have taken several steps back, recently with the election of Trump, but we have been making […]

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Zoe’s World: Age Really Is Just A Number

December 15, 2016 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. The human race began around 2 million years ago. So, relative to all of that, at my ripe 17 years, you could say that I am pretty young. But does that mean that I am incapable? I don’t think so. I began […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s Nice To Be Recognised For Creativity

December 8, 2016 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

I HAVE finally arisen from the land of study and with the Christmas tests behind me, my writing career can finally resume. In the midst of all the study was a very unexpected surprise, one that was a lot more interesting and almost as nerve wrecking as my maths exam. […]

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Zoe’s World: My Absolute Terror Waking Up To Trump’s World

November 10, 2016 at 12:18 pm 2 comments

PEOPLE may forever mark the 9th of November 2016 as the day that the world changed. However, maybe we should accept the fact that the world had already changed and it has just taken this bombshell for us to realise it. The world is divided and we didn’t even see it […]

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Zoe’s World: Don’t Be Flippant With People Suffering From Anxiety

October 19, 2016 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

ANXIETY is a topic that I frequently discuss on this platform of mine; in the hope that it can help someone somewhere. I have been doing quite well lately, and because of that, it has kind of faded to the background of my topic list. Being replaced with generally more […]

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Zoe’s World: You Can’t Control How People Define You

Zoe’s World: You Can’t Control How People Define You

October 5, 2016 at 4:21 pm 1 comment

WHEN you were born, your parents gave you a name. Something that you will be known as for the rest of your life. However, although this may be your official title, as you go through life a little tagline or slogan usually gets added on. This is what people consider to […]

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Zoe’s World: The End Of The ‘Brangelina’ Fairytale

Zoe’s World: The End Of The ‘Brangelina’ Fairytale

September 21, 2016 at 11:05 am 1 comment

WHEN writing my column every week, I tend to look to the news headlines to give me some inspiration to write about a relevant topic. Instead of seeing my newsfeed spattered with the usual news articles (which I often cite as depressing) – I saw something even more tragic. Angelina and […]

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Zoe’s World: Looking Forward To A Vintage Day Out At The Races

Zoe’s World: Looking Forward To A Vintage Day Out At The Races

September 15, 2016 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Ladies Day at Listowel Races will be brought to you by the Dingle Skellig Hotel… IT’S that time of year again! We are back to the racing season, and more importantly (in my humble opinion) it is time for Listowel Races. Now, if you know me, you […]

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Zoe’s World: It Takes Something Controversial To Hold People’s Attention These Days

Zoe’s World: It Takes Something Controversial To Hold People’s Attention These Days

September 7, 2016 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

NOWADAYS, what can we really rely on to get people talking? Usually, anything of minor interest appears on everyone’s feeds and depending on the content, it may gather a few likes or shares before it is swiftly forgotten. That’s how fast paced everything has become – it is almost impossible […]

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Zoe’s World: The Festival Was Far From Perfect, But It’s Still Vital To Town

Zoe’s World: The Festival Was Far From Perfect, But It’s Still Vital To Town

August 30, 2016 at 11:13 am 1 comment

THE Rose of Tralee has received a lot of bad press over the last week – and a lot of it, I have to agree with. I think the annihilation of the poor hopeful girls on the RTE TV documentary was heartbreaking and completely unnecessary. I think that the Sydney Rose should not […]

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Zoe’s World: Dream Big And Create Goals To Strive For

Zoe’s World: Dream Big And Create Goals To Strive For

August 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm 1 comment

I GOTTA say, as a human being, I am conflicted. I either set my mind on something, and will pursue that idea if it kills me or, more frequently, I am the most indecisive human being on the planet. It’s a coin toss on which one it is really. In general […]

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Zoe’s World: You Don’t Need To Spend Money To Enjoy Life…Just Spend Time

Zoe’s World: You Don’t Need To Spend Money To Enjoy Life…Just Spend Time

August 4, 2016 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER the past few years we have seen minimal improvements in the economy. I know this because everyone is pretty focused on this fact. We are all waiting for things to get better so that we can start enjoying life again. I know that money doesn’t bring you happiness, but […]

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Zoe’s World: Many Things On Social Media Should Be Taken With A Pinch Of Salt

Zoe’s World: Many Things On Social Media Should Be Taken With A Pinch Of Salt

July 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

DO you remember when the idea of social media first came about? Do you remember when it was a fun little activity that you would participate in, just to keep in contact with loved ones or old friends? When social media first came about (yes, I actually do remember it), […]

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Zoe’s World: Sexism Is Alive And Well Among Headline Writers

Zoe’s World: Sexism Is Alive And Well Among Headline Writers

July 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

I CONSIDER myself to be ‘in the know’ when it comes to popular culture. Millennials are generally are quite in tune with what is going on in the lives of various celebrities and could probably list what songs are in the Billboard Top 100 at the moment. It all depends […]

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Zoe’s World: There Is Nothing Wrong With Having Confidence

Zoe’s World: There Is Nothing Wrong With Having Confidence

June 6, 2016 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

I OFTEN wonder what other people’s interpretation of me is. It is probably not the most productive of pastimes, nor is it 100% healthy; but it still tends to pop into my thoughts every now and then. I have friends, so I think that means that some people at least must […]

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Zoe’s World: Creative Inspiration From A Film Of Beauty

Zoe’s World: Creative Inspiration From A Film Of Beauty

May 13, 2016 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IN many ways, as a community, Tralee is very lucky to have so many people to look to for inspiration. We have our sporting heroes, our fashion heroes and our general local heroes. If we didn’t have these people to look up to, I fear that such expression would hardly be […]

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Zoe’s World: Creativity Is Just As Important As Sporting And Academic Talents

Zoe’s World: Creativity Is Just As Important As Sporting And Academic Talents

April 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

NO matter what you believe about how we came to be on this earth – Big Bang or Adam and Eve – we can all generally accept that we are here right now. I say generally because I may be dealing with some Matrix or Inception fans, and I don’t […]

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Zoe’s World: The ‘Thinspiration’ Trend Is Coming Back And It’s Not A Good Look

Zoe’s World: The ‘Thinspiration’ Trend Is Coming Back And It’s Not A Good Look

April 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT is common knowledge that eventually all trends come back into fashion after some time away. Some of them we love, and some of them we fear. Unfortunately the trend that has come back is one to be feared. And when I saw feared, I mean it a lot more seriously […]

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Zoe’s World: Let’s Preserve The Art Of Handwriting

Zoe’s World: Let’s Preserve The Art Of Handwriting

April 8, 2016 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

I HAVE always been a little sketchy on the term ‘tradition’. It’s not that I don’t understand its value in a lot of circumstances, it’s just that in many ways, I have learned to associate it with something negative. Maybe that is just me getting the idea of tradition and old […]

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