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Today’s Dream is Tomorrows Reality

“Tears are words the heart can’t express.” Mine aren’t from heartbreak. They’re from disbelief….. of my dream becoming a reality. I will never be able to express how strongly I feel about going to Ireland to all of you. But know this- I’ve never wanted anything so badly and nothing has made me so happy as even just the dreaming about it all. I can’t remember when I first laid eyes on the country of Ireland, but I’m sure that when I did, I fell in love. I remember having the opportunity to befriend a pen pal from Ireland in 6th grade and that was one of the most exciting things for me as a child. My parents used to take me to the Big E Fair which featured an Ireland vendor and I spent much of my time there. I left with a huge wall hanging featuring a map of Ireland, which now hangs in my room for me to admire. Beside it, an Irish flag, a shamrock decoration, and a collection of scenic photographs. Every time I hear anything about Ireland, whether it be on television or in public conversation, I squeal inside. All my friends are aware of my fascination, because now whenever they hear it mentioned, their attention shifts directly to my expression. I love Irish music, the Irish brogue, Irish Celtic symbols, Irish dance, and absolutely every aspect of Irish culture. It’s only obvious that I would dream of visiting Ireland. However, it was always just that- a dream of mine. Everyone joked “When we visit Ireland…” or “When you’re married living in Ireland….” But no-one, including myself, ever thought the time would come that I would leave for Ireland, especially at such a young age. But look at me now. In about two months, I’ll be on my first flight out of the country headed towards my dream. I guarantee you I will be shedding tears of joy, for I am certain that will be the happiest day of my life. September 13th will always be remembered as the day my dream came true. That, I will never forget. “It is difficult to say what is impossible for the dream of yesterday is the reality of tomorrow” (Dr. Robert H. Goddard) If my biggest dream can be achieved now, there’s no saying what my future holds.

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