Goodbye Dublin, Ireland

At every point in my life, I have had a safety net. There is always been someone I can call, in some corner of the world, if I was in dire need. This was the first time I felt completely independent. Before I left for this trip, I was terrified and tried not to think…

Saying Goodbye to patientMpower

I cannot believe this is the last week of my internship! There were moments when time went slow but in general, it has completely flown by! I remember my very first day standing outside in the rain because I got there way too early! It is exciting for me to look back on all that…

Taking a Leap of Faith

Good afternoon from Dublin, Ireland! We are currently in the midst of a massive heat wave! My whole life I’ve been privileged enough to say that I grew up with air conditioning and even though it may be hot in the summer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at least I can always find a place that’s cool….

Welcome to Scotland

I have done so many wonderful things in Ireland, from the countryside to the heart of Dublin I have had a blast everywhere I went. This past weekend I ventured out with almost my whole flat to Edinboro Scotland. I have a close relative who goes to school in Scotland and gave me some must-sees…

Never Stop Exploring

Happy Fourth of July from Dublin, Ireland! This is my first time being abroad on a holiday especially one that comes along with traditions. It was kind of weird to not see fireworks last night and have a barbecue with my family, which is what I normally do. On the other part of my mind,…

Is It Really Halfway Over?

Hello from Dublin, Ireland! Today is June 27 and it feels like a crisp spring morning at a ripe 62°! I have to admit it’s pretty weird being in a place that doesn’t get much warmer than 65. For my whole life, I’ve been used to wonderful Pennsylvania that is both extremely hot, extremely cold,…

Life Lessons Learned

Good evening from Dublin, Ireland! I am writing this paper from one of the UCD lakes while looking out over beautiful wildflowers and interesting birds. It is now the end of week three and I can not believe how quickly the time has passed! There’s so much advice and information I want to share but I’m going to wait…

Life as a new intern at patientMpower

Have you been wondering what the first week was like for a brand new visitor to Ireland starting her very first internship? Have you been cheering me on from the other side of the ocean?  If so, and even if not, thank you for your time and support! Sit back and relax while I describe…

Arriving In Ireland

Good afternoon on June sixth from Dublin, Ireland! I am so excited to have arrived in country! I have settled into my accommodations in the Merville residence with new flatmates who are quickly becoming some of my best friends. I could not have imagined better company to be with for the next several weeks! Along…