End of a Journey, Start of a New Perspective

Its tough to look back on an experience only after a week and try to reflect on how it has changed you. Its tough to say how my perspectives have changed and what skills I have learned after such a short time. Being surrounded by only new experiences for so long it has become my…

Almost the End

A week ago, my boss asked me if it has sunk in that I would be leaving Dublin at the end of the week. And honestly, when he asked me that it hadn’t. Even on the last day, after a surprise party was thrown for me and I got a card from everyone in the…

High School Reunion in Amsterdam

This weekend I took a trip to Amsterdam, to some, the “Sin City” of the EU. Although I did not partake in any of that witnessing it firsthand was…interesting. I’ve probably said enough about this topic for a school blog, so I digress. I took this trip with two of my closest friends from high…

Making the Most of It

On more week down and another week closer to being home. Its sad but recently I have found myself counting the weeks of my trip not by how many I’ve had but how many are left. This is a small difference in thinking that has had a huge impact in the way I feel about…

Brexit and Portuguese Custard Tarts

One of the benefits of studying abroad in Europe is the close proximity to other countries that allow you to easily experience more than just one culture. Not knowing when I’ll be on this side of the Atlantic again, I intend to make the most of my opportunity. Beginning with London two weekends ago and…

The Irish Brogue

As my days in this company turn into weeks turn into a month and I am no longer the newest person in the office because of a recent new hire I am really starting to settle in. When I call branches on the phone I’m greeted like an old friend and not like the new…

A True Irish Experience

Another week down and another week of unforgettable experiences. This weekend I was lucky enough to meet up with my third cousin Adam, his mom Catherine (and my second cousin once removed), and her husband Ger to catch a Gaelic football match in Ireland’s biggest stadium Croke Park. Watching a Gaelic football match between Dublin…

Meeting the Family

With another week down the bus ride to the Stacks Pharmacy Support Office in Finglas is feeling less like a fun excursion into Dublin and more like a commute. That’s how things are starting to go as the internship progresses, the once constant training is turning into me doing work by myself. This provides both…

Wait, you mean I’m not getting paid for this?

I’ve come to realize that in a busy office, the 8-hour workday doesn’t last nearly enough. Even though when the clock hits 5 and you are ready to go home you are still painfully aware how much is still needed to be done. I am lucky enough that at my internship I am given a…