Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Time Matters

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.
Onwards !


  1. Thank you so much for having me on your blog.

  2. I wiI foudn your blog from visiting Michelle's blog.

    sh that I didn't wish time away!


  3. Sorry, I meant:
    I found your blog from visiting Michelles's blog.

    I wish that I didn't wish time away.


  4. @Michelle- oh my gosh, you have no idea how excited I was to have you on my blog and to post for you! Thanks so much!

    @Finn- how wonderful that you stopped by! Thanks so much!

  5. GREAT story! I love the difference a creative outlet can make!

  6. I wish I hadn't wished so much time away, now I want gobble it all up.

  7. What a great post! Ashley, thanks so much for introducing us to this brilliant and talented lady. :) I feel like I've been chasing time around like a dog chasing his tail. But I think I might've finally caught the tip of it and I promise you I'll appreciate it from here on out.

  8. What an amazingly inspirational post thank you Ashley and Michelle :)

  9. Ah, that's me. I like to wish for longer days too. Except when it's a hard day, then I'd wish it was shorter so I could head to bed. :D

    It's so true. Having a creative outlet--no matter what form it takes--can take the stress and grind of daily life off your shoulders.

    It was nice to meet you, Michelle. Happy wishing! ;)

  10. Hi Peggy,

    Thanks so much for the comment, we do spend so much time wishing it away.

    Hi JA,
    It is never too late to stop and just enjoy time.

    Hi Anita,
    You are so right! Keep on to that, and let us know how you get on.

    Hi KV,
    Thank you, you are so sweet.

    Hi Cherie,
    Thanks so much, I love the new world of writing and having a creative outlet is a must have.

    Thank you all so much for the comments.

  11. Lovely post and I totally agree...we all need a creative outlet and we should desist from wishing our lives away! I have my outlets too...blogging/social media and dancing. My saving graces;-)

    Good luck with your ventures!
    xx Jazzy

  12. As I have already said many times about Michelle's writing ....priceless! Thank you for posting this and I am sure good things will come to you for doing this.