Remember Dublin?

Well, I’ve returned from Dublin and have settled back into my old routine pre-departure. Looking back on my time in Ireland, it felt like I was living a different life. I went from living and working in the city and traveling around Ireland on weekends to going right back to my job at Target and…

The Last Week

My last week in Ireland could definitely be described as bittersweet. I would find myself getting sentimental over the strangest things—like reloading my LeapCard used for busing. I would try not to think too much over the fact that that would most likely be my last time ever doing that. I would also make an…

Roots

I can’t believe I have less than a week left in Dublin. It went from feeling like I had so much time here to feeling like I was out of time in the blink of an eye. With only a few days left I am trying to think of any other activities that I have…

Bray, Books, and Brunch

I’m now in the final stretch of my time in Dublin. Truly in a routine now, the weeks are going by faster and faster. It’s going to be weird leaving Dublin, I’m so used to it here and the thought of going back to the 90-degree heat in Pennsylvania seems like such a foreign concept…

Week 6 Bliss

Another week down! Time is moving so quickly—today I was pondering about what I might want to do with my upcoming weekends, only for it to dawn upon me that I only have two full weekends left. Also, for my last weekend, my dad will be in Dublin, so I also have to think of…

Can I have Moher Time Here?

Another fantastic week in Dublin. Time is going by rather quickly and I just want it to slow down because I don’t want to leave Dublin anytime soon. Being past the midway point of this program, I have luckily been given more responsibilities in my internship than when I first started. I’m trusted to do…

Traveling 2 Hours to Kiss a Rock

Another week down in Dublin! Areas of the city are all starting to connect with each other in my mind, and I’m recognizing the names of streets. My time in the city center has become more relaxed without the stress of having to pull out google maps or check the bus app multiple times within…

More Castles, More McGlynns

This past week was filled with many activities, but what I found most exciting was meeting some of my cousins who live in Longford. My dad’s side of the family is quite large, and I’ve always known that I’ve had some distant (2nd?) cousins living in Longford, but I didn’t know any of their names…

Getting Into the Swing of Things

Throughout all of my previous jobs, something I found to be a crucial indicator for success in that position is proper time-management. Often times there are tasks that need to be completed by the end of the work day, that are momentarily interrupted due to other tasks that need to be completed immediately. It’s important…