For me, winter has always been a season for personal reflection. Maybe it’s because I have too much time on my hands with the weather usually too cold to carry out my normal activities, or perhaps it’s because I get a break from school and thus am able to think about things other than calculus proofs or essay assignments. Either way, I always spend more time in my own head during the winter than during any other season.
This winter, though, it was definitely a good thing. As I embark on a new adventure, I feel it was beneficial to spend some time thinking about what lies ahead of me. And while I know there are many things I can’t anticipate until I’ve set foot overseas, I already have some ideas about what I stand to gain from this experience. Read more
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!!!!!!!!!!!