BLÁTHNAID Treacy fizzes with enthusiasm and energy. Right now, things couldn’t be better for the 2FM DJ and co-presenter of Two Tube on RTÉ Two.
“I love my job, I have so much fun. I love coming in to work — and I love the team the people that I work with.
"My co-presenter Stephen [Byrne] is literally one of my best friends,” she says.
And she has no complaints about her heavy workload.
“I’m busy but it’s good to be busy, I ‘d be more annoyed if I wasn’t busy”.
Aged 28, her relationship with the national broadcaster goes back to her first appearance at the age of three months as the daughter of Biddy and Miley in Glenroe.
But she takes nothing for granted.
“Everyday, I say, ‘oh my God this is amazing... this is what I do’.
"Especially when you’re chatting to your other friends and some are unhappy in their jobs and a lot of my friends had to leave the country to get jobs, to pursue their careers.”
She also realises the value of grit and determination.
“Stuff doesn’t land in your lap, you’ve got to work for it. It is demanding but you wouldn’t do it if you didn’t love it.”
Bláthnaid is supporting the Lovin’ our Lungs movie competition organised by the Irish Lung Health Alliance in partnership with Foróige.
Supported by GSK, the competition is open to teenagers aged between 12 and 18 years.
The closing date is Sunday, May 22.
What shape are you in?
I could be in a lot better shape. I’m not the fittest person in the world.
I did join the gym back in January but, like everybody, I was really good at the start. I was going all the time but then life and work got in the way.
You think to yourself ‘I’m going to lie in for another hour’ rather than go to the gym after work.
What are your healthiest eating habits?
My boyfriend is quite fit, he goes to the gym and takes care of himself. I’m the devil on his shoulder who says ‘let’s get a takeaway’ and he’s like ‘no we’ll cook something properly’.
He always makes a vegetable green juice — kale, celery and lemon and oranges and pears — and makes one for me too.
What are your guiltiest pleasures?
I love Thai green curries from Mai Thai, my favourite place. And I’m a monster when it comes to chocolate — I have it every single day. But I always get spots and it’s from all the crap I eat.
What would keep you awake at night?
I can get quite stressed out. I tend to ask myself, ‘have I done this, have I done that?’
But I try to switch that off and deal with tomorrow what’s happening tomorrow.
How do you relax?
I think I’m a lazy person wrapped up in a busy person’s life. I love nothing more than flaking out on the couch — eating and binge watching Netflix.
And I love reading as well whenever I get the chance. I read Brooklyn and Room and Louise O’Neil’s Asking For It, and now I want to read Me Before You.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Jim Carrey because he’s just the funniest ever. Barak Obama — I want to know what’s going on in there. Davina McCaul — I think she’s amazing. And Beyoncé, obviously.
What’s your favourite smell?
I love lavender. I get migraines and lavender is apparently very good for them.
I used to get them when I was really stressed out and I wasn’t taking care of myself — not sleeping properly and all that kind of stuff but I’ve gotten control over it.
What would you like to change about your appearance?
What’s the point? Everyone is unhappy with some part of themselves.
I think it’s better to concentrate on your talents and your attributes and not be so concerned about how you look — to be more concerned with being a successful human being.
When is the last time you cried?
I had a wobbler last weekend — I got overwhelmed with stress. You just let it out.
What traits do you least like in others?
Jealousy — I don’t think it’s a healthy thing to have.
What traits do you least like about yourself?
Jealously. I try to concentrate on positivity. And I can be kind of lazy.
Do you pray?
I wouldn’t be religious. I would always try to project positivity. If you want something hard enough and concentrate on it enough, it will happen for you.
What would cheer up your day?
It’s my birthday today. My boyfriend is taking me out for dinner in Monkstown.
I get dressed up for work all the time, so I’m going to go casual tonight. I think I’m going to wear my runners.
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