My, my its been far too long. Sorry for the delay in posts but I’m back now with some exciting news, events and adventures to tell! Today will just be a recap of whats been going on but I hope you all have been well and I can’t wait to tell you what I’ve been up to.
Well first things first, I’m currently writing this blog post, on this glorious September day, tucked away in an oversized sweater with some tea in the beautiful city of Galway, Ireland. That’s right, ya girl is back in the Emerald Isle studying abroad for the next 3 months and is living her best life.
Technically I’ve been here for the past three weeks, but as you can imagine, it has been a bit hectic and exciting- so sitting down for a blog post was put on the back burner for a bit. But now that I’m here, let me take some time to reflect on how I’ve been getting on.
My parents and I left for Boston on August 28th with two large suitcases, a stomach of nerves and a bottle of wine waiting for me on the plane. As it was my first time traveling alone, we all had our reservations, but my parents overwhelming amount of love, support, and kindness made it all seem okay. We made it to the airport in what seemed like no time and I could’ve sworn I was about ready to jump ship. It only took 30 mins before I was through check- in and then I was to the point where my parents could join me no further on my journey. So with a tearful picture and a dozen hugs, I said goodbye to the two people who mean everything to me.
Fast forward to now:
I’m staying in the lovely, picturesque city of Galway Ireland. An artsy, colorful place on the west side of the country thats brimming with national and international life. Studying at NUI Galway, I live in Gort na Coiribe student village which is about a 15-20 minute walk from the campus and to the heart of the city. Me and 6 other girls are here together through our program which has led to numerous adventures, laughs, and late night takeout. But it works out well since we walk an average of 4-5 miles a day traveling around the city and walking to class!
Say hello to the CEA crew:
We’ve all had a blast getting to know one another these past couple of weeks and luckily, we all live in the same village which is perfect for some movie marathons, ordering takeout from our favorite places and watching marathons on RuPaul’s Drag Race (a new fav of mine)
I’m still getting situated in this new life but I can honestly say that I’ve never been happier. Ya know that feeling you get in your chest when you see something just overwhelmingly beautiful? Yeah I have that at least once a day, and low-key cry over the beauty of this magical land of sheep and accents.
Theres so much to do here and for such little money. The Irish are magical, especially in their ability to go out every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. No weekend parties or jaunts to the clubs/ bars. No just weekdays, which I can assure you, confused the hell out of us Americans (who thrive on the Thursday- Saturday night life). But along with that, theres bus tours that stretch the coast, countless cafes and coffee shops, live music whoever you go and plenty of places to eat. I’ve had my fair share of crepes, pastries, chai lattes, beer, pie, and fish n’ chips to last a life time… but you know I’m gonna eat so much more.
But anyway, in my next couple of blog posts, I’ll tell you all about the adventures we’ve had in the past three weeks and I’ll be sure to stay on top of blogging at least once a week to keep y’all updated.
In the meantime, I hope you all have an exciting adventure today, and I’ll talk to ya soon.