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Kate Siobhan Mulligan
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Kate Siobhan Mulligan

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Hello. I am thirty years old. And this is my life. 

First, thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes this past week. It's been very special to feel the love after being away so long. I felt closer. You're all wonderful.

I am fulfilled, contented, and grateful for all my 20s were. I think I put at least half of those years to particularly good use, but all of them have propelled me toward who I am today. So have each and every one of you who have journeyed with me through the last decade (or even two, or, now, three). 

But I look forward to the next decade more anticipation than ever before in my short and beautiful life. I have, probably, as far the world would see it, completely unrealistic expectations of things to come, unattainable dreams, improbable goals. That's what makes them mine and that is what makes them so good. I don't want to chase mediocre things. I want to chase amazing things - even if i fail - and that means going beyond what even I think is possible. 

I probably need a reality check. But I don't care for one. I am simply not interested. The last ten years have proven to me that playing it safe is not for me. 

I sincerely hope you're all along for the ride. I really believe I could not do one single thing worth doing without you -  my family, my friends, my community, my church - cheering me on. I am the sum of all my mistakes and all my victories, and the result is exponentially compounded by all of your support and encouragement and those of you who come alongside me when I don't think I can do it, when I doubt, when I inevitably fail. 

So in honour of turning 30, I say, here's to 40. Let's see what's next. It'll take a lot of sweat, and tears, risks and chances, and a whole lot of leaping when I don't feel the slightest bit ready - and it'll take all of you alongside me. 

So thank you. Here's to 30, here's to new horizons. Let's go!
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A life well lived is a life well done, Kate! Honestly, you set the bar high, girl! Enjoy your 30's because in your 30's you are old enough to know what you want and young enough to be able to pull it off! Love yah, Happy Birthday!
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Happy Chinese New Year from Ireland  ... the Year of the Sheep, from the Land of the Sheep. 

#ireland #wildatlanticway #loveDonegal #discoverIreland
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+Kate Siobhan Mulligan Happy Chinese New Year! / Gung Hay Fat Choy! 
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A Very Downton Abbey Valentine's. We were fortunate enough to be treated to a night in a castle. Like a real castle. Kilronan castle to be exact. It was surreal: suits of armor, a drawing room, a dungeon, historical paintings and furniture galore. Acres of land, a lake, and ruins all around. Literally, we found some ruins we think they might not know about yet.

I half expected Thomas to come around sticking his nose where it doesn't belong. (#downtonabbey #nerd)

Happy day of love to all those who seek and nurture and cherish it. Slantè from Ireland!

#wildatlanticway #ireland #discoverireland #tourism Ireland

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to all of those that i have loved
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Nothing like going straight to the source.

#Guinness #dublin #loveDublin #ireland #sonyA600p
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+Ed ward​ could be the iron in the guinness as its high
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The Sahara desert, the ultimate place for #nofilter. The dunes must have gone a thousand different colors add the sun set. Visiting the Sahara has been on my bucket list for eons, and even with my expectations wildly high, they've all been exceeded.
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Misty Venice Morning. 

December, 2014. 
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I always think of my Venice trip& it's beauty
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“Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.” 

- Game of Thrones

#discoverireland  #cliffsofmoher #ireland #wildatlanticway
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thank you!!!
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Had a right #craic in Westport, County Mayo last night.

We went to town at the last second on the recommendation of the pharmacist selling me my latest bottle of cough syrup (sick four weeks and counting; the fun things I don't post about). Found ourselves in Matt Molloy's pub, of the Chieftains. Three hours of live traditional music later - some of the locals said it was a particularly excellent session - and a number of Guinness, and it was past two am. Not bad for a Monday in a small town. Ireland, we can barely keep up with you!

Taken on my Sony A6000.

#wildatlanticway #ireland #loveMayo #discoverIreland #travelstoke #sonyA6000 #vsco
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+Kate Siobhan Mulligan  Great photo!  My mom always said that a Guinness a day keeps the doctor away! 
Happy Birthday, Kate!
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|Northern Ireland|

What. Is. this. Life. 

Visiting Ireland has been on my bucket list since before I knew I even had a bucket list. I mean, come on. Kate Siobhan Mulligan? Yeah. It's about time. 

So here I am, celebrating my whole month of turning 30 by driving all over this unbelievable island that, regardless of my actual genetic breakdown, I feel a connect to deep down in my bones. This is also the last stop on our intense 7 month adventure ... for now. 

We have an absolutely epic camper van (more like a luxury RV) from Bunk Campers​ and we already drove from Dublin to Giant's Causeway​ ... where we spent all day exploring. This place is seriously another planet. As a photographer I'd known about the causeway for a while but didn't think I'd have a chance to photography - and experience it - anytime soon. 

So here's Pete​, staring off at the horizon as he's known to do. 

Goodnight, sweet world. 

 #discoverNI #wildatlanticway #ireland #visitireland  
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Sounds like a great trip.
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The desert could not be claimed or owned–it was a piece of cloth carried by winds, never held down by stones, and given a hundred shifting names [...] We disappeared into landscape.

- Michael Ondaatje

#morocco #travel
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April 25th bridge, Lisbon. If it looks familiar, it's because it's made by the same folks who made the Golden Gate. Part of what we fell in love with in Lisbon was it's kind of "European San Fransisco" vibe - this bridge kind of sealed the deal. Who knew?

#travel   #lisbon   #bridges   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #red  
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Somebody Spoke and I Fell Into a Dream

Marrakech, after dark, after a hard rain.

#Sony #travel #morocco #vsco
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I am a Writer and Photographer from Vancouver. I'm a traveller, a beatles expert, a bad poet, a believer, and a human rights advocate. I am Operations Manager of The Giving Lens, and Faculty and a Staff Writer for Matador Network, along with doing my own photography in my home city, Vancouver, Canada.
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Vancouver-based writer and photographer. Beatles Expert. Nomad. Trophy Wife.
I am a writer, photographer, traveler and seeker of social justice from Vancouver, Canada.
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