Three months from now I will be making a huge change…I will be moving to London! I got accepted to go to Goldsmiths, University of London! I am going for a full academic year (September to June) and I couldn’t be more excited! It is going to be a big change but I am more than ready!
I am excited to spend time in a city that I love! One thing that I can’t wait for is to be challenged. To be challenged in school and in personal life is something that I have been craving for awhile now. Going to London will push me and change me in so many ways. Read more
“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.
It is officially 109 days until I leave my home & country to live in Ireland for about 3/4 months. Wow. Since I was little, I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland yet my reasoning- unexplainable. I’m not Irish in ethnicity but I definitely am at heart and I’ve always felt that some part of me was over there, thus my dream to visit. Now, through Interstudy, I will not only be fulfilling my dream but expanding upon it by living there and attending school. Wow. How many people can say they made one of their biggest dreams come true at the age of 19?! Can you tell I’m excited?- ha just a “wee” little bit. But that doesn’t mean I’m not nervous too. For the first time, I will truly be alone which is really hard to grasp, considering how close I am with my dad, especially now since I only go to college 25 minutes away. It’s all the little things I’ll have to do alone that make me nervous- navigating through the airport, consulting with university staff, moving in, grocery shopping, and getting around town. But I know that going to Ireland will bring about that independence I need. And I cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!