2021: Simplicity and Fun

Lasta: for whatever lights you up.

This inquisitive sheep captured my attention on Clare Island a few years ago. Clare Island is a most magical island where sheep often outnumber people.

2021: Simplicity and Fun

Last year, I set monthly intentions in a bid to become more disciplined and to create fulfillment. This year, my overall goals are simplicity and fun. I will continue to set monthly goals but they will all fall under the umbrella of simplicity and fun.

2020: A Year of Humble Intent

On this blog, I set a different humble intention every month and write about how I get on. This comes after a lifetime of long lists of unfulfilled New Year’s Resolutions and an unparalleled ability to procrastinate. It is my hope that I will inspire others to join me and I would love to connect with anyone who is inspired by ‘A Year of Humble Intent.’


I chose Lasta as my pseudonym and the name for this blog because it means ‘lit up’ in the Irish language. I have always been drawn to what lights us up; to that ‘crack in everything’ Leonard Cohen described so beautifully. I live in the rugged west coast of Ireland. I enjoy cinema, poetry, Irish, books, television, landscapes, Ireland’s islands, yoga, idle strolls with my dog, comedy and, above all else, connection with other people.

Some of my favourite quotations at the moment

‘I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.’


‘Whatever you fear most has no power: it is your fear that has the power.’

Oprah Winfrey

‘If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.’

Marc Chagall

Let’s build something together.

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