Hi there, and thanks for stopping by.
As you may have guessed, my name is Stephen James (James is my middle name, Flaherty is my actual surname, in case you were wondering). I’m from a tiny village in Co. Galway on the west coast of Ireland, but I’m currently getting a taste of big city life in New York City, where I’ve been living the past 5 months.
I moved here at the beginning of 2018 on a graduate visa. Last year, I graduated from National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) with a master’s in journalism. Previous to that, I studied science at undergraduate level. Being totally honest, I liked some aspects of the course but overall I was underwhelmed by it, and have never really seen it as an area I want to build a career in. After I finished that, I decided to just chill out and take some time to figure out what my next move would be, which eventually led to a postgrad in journalism. I’ve always had an interest in writing, and keeping up with the news, so it seemed like a good fit.
Anyone reading this who knows me will know that this isn’t my first time at the rodeo in terms of entering the blogoshere. I’ve been at it on and off for about the last year and a half, but I’ve never really gotten into a rhythm with it. So, I’ve decided to set up this little site, my tiny corner of the web, because I’m living in one of the BEST cities on earth, with so much to do, things to see, places to eat and shops to browse, so why not share it?
I guess that’s me in a nutshell. I’m hoping that if you stumbled across my little page that it’s peaked your interest, and you follow along to see what I get up to. I’m also on social media, so let’s connect there too.
Stay tuned for more!