Knowing when to move on is priceless

Thu, May 07, 2015

Katherine McGee

For 23 years I was passionate about my work in Marians, Galway. I mean, seriously loved it. Every time I walked onto the shop floor, I knew that was exactly where I wanted to be. I felt alive, vital and excited. I researched with anticipation (like a little kid about to get a present) the latest trends and forecasts for the next fashion season.

It didn’t matter to me that as the years went by, many of the customer’s fashion needs — OK, nearly all of the needs — I had heard before. I could feel that each transaction was vitally important to the person in search of the perfect look, so finding the solution every time was the challenge, and just as vital as it was the first time. ‘Marians Galway’ was an incredible platform to share my passion and love for fashion!

Then something started to change. I gradually became aware it was time to do something different. There was no external trigger, just a feeling that I had shifted, not the workplace.


News

NUI Galway appoints new Director of Technology Transfer

NUI Galway has appointed David Murphy as its new Director of Technology Transfer.

 David Murphy

What's On

Bows, curtseys, Beethoven, and ConTempo

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ConTempo.

Property

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Sport

Galway ladies aim high against favourites Cork

The Galway ladies footballers will face Cork this Saturday in Parnell Park (3.45pm) in the Tesco Ladies National Football League division one final.

Outhalf Jack Carty whose kicking will be a key element for Connaacht on Saturday.

Motors

New Mustang fastest-ever high-volume Euro Ford

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Business

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Lifestyle

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Opinion

Isn’t it time we stopped killing dogs?

See the picture with this article? It shows about 50 dogs. Not rabid strays. Not unkempt mongrels. All of these dogs in this photo were rescued by MADRA from being “put to sleep” in April alone. In Galway. That’s just one month. If you look at the picture again and double it, what you will see is the approximate number of dogs that are put to sleep in our city pound each year. Funded by ourselves. A sad indictment that so many animals abandoned through no fault of their own have to be killed, no matter how humanely the process is described or how Disneyified the ‘put to sleep” scenario sounds. Bottom line is Fido doesn’t wake up.


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