I laugh along with them and explain that this isn't a religious thing whatsoever, and it's not an vow of abstinence.It's more of a zen thing—a personal commitment to mending myself from the inside out.Lawyers acting for families who say their children suffered significant health problems following a controversial swine flu vaccine are due in court next month as part an effort to force the State... There was rain overnight, but water didn't fall straight into my bathroom from the sky. A tidal wave of dismay and anger about the economic collapse swept Enda Kenny into office. But what proved unexpected during his tenure were his dealings with the Catholic hierarchy.
And that's something I'm not willing to lose right now.
When people hear the word "celibacy," they make jokes to me about romantic comedies.
I've learned, the hard way, that it's so unhealthy to start a relationship when you're unhappy with yourself. I had a great time in my 20s—that was my time to paint the town red, or white, or whatever color I wanted.
But here in my 30s, I know I've just hit my stride.
It's only been a month, but I already feel so welcome in this work environment by my kind, respectful colleagues.
The pace is demanding but I wake up truly happy every morning to start my nine-plus-hour days.
So, the number one lesson to emerge from Stormont's collapse is that while hardliners wear various guises, they can never be the future.
'Mr President, that's not appropriate," protested the CNN reporter trying to put a question to the pugnacious president-elect, as they engaged in a far-from-presidential shouting match during a news conference.
I come home every night, hop in a hot, relaxing shower and curl up with my Netflix, content to start all over again tomorrow.