It’s been a while, hasn’t it! Don’t worry, I plan on writing more abroad. The details of planning for my time abroad are a little boring, from filling out forms to scheduling flights. I still want to write, so here’s an update on what’s been going on before I leave the States!
This past week was my younger brother’s high school graduation party. We were all very excited for him, so we invited both sides of my family over to my home to celebrate! I was amazed to see my big backyard suddenly become cramped with the amount of people laughing and eating. While the focus was on my brother most of the time, I still managed to steal the spotlight every now and then when I brought up my study abroad plans.
It seemed that whenever I brought up my plans to stay in Ireland, someone had either just visited or had family there. At first I was shocked to hear these people go, “Oh, did you know I have family north of Dublin?” or, “My favorite place in the world is the coast of Galway!” Then I came to realize it would make sense, both sides of my family are very Irish. I would listen intently to the stories my family would tell, and my heart would beat faster with excitement when they would show me the pictures from their visit.
“You’re going to have so much fun!” seemed to be everyone’s tagline. Aunts and uncles were recommending this spot, this town, and even another country for my adventures.
Every day I get more and more excited about living in Ireland in September. Hopefully next time I’ll have more to write about than forms being emailed back and forth and housing details. If you want me to write about a specific topic, leave a recommendation in the comments below! Until next time, Sláinte!