Welcome back to the last installment of #WhatstheCraic! I’ve been home now for a little over a week, and not a day goes by where Dublin isn’t on my mind. Surprisingly, I even miss the weather! Even though I missed my family and my bed, Dublin still calls my name. During Thanksgiving dinner, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my life over the past three months. As I ate my meal, my mind kept wandering to the Guinness stew that my homestay would prepare for us on a cold day.
I didn’t realize how hard it would be to readjust to my life here. Dublin felt like a dream. The one thing that I miss the most is being in nature. The beauty that makes up Ireland is one that cannot be compared. It was so relaxing walking around my neighborhood and smelling the ocean breeze drift through the air. It was freeing picking a certain place on the train line to visit. As I walked through these towns, I understood why the land was so important to the Irish. Most of the land in Ireland holds historical significance, which is why the people strive so hard to preserve it. Learning the history of each place visited is one of the things that I will cherish forever.
Being able to wake up any day and go on an adventure is something that I will miss. The people that I met and the stories that I’ve heard will always echo in the back of my mind. There was a huge sense of freedom as I wandered the streets of Dublin, on the search for a new adventure. This whole experience gave me the ability to see beyond myself and experience new things that I hadn’t been exposed to before.
If you are ever looking to expand your horizons or just need a change of pace, then I recommended doing a study abroad. I will forever be grateful for the people that I met and the places that I’ve seen. Never did I think that I would find my roots in Ireland. But as I sit and think back, I finally realize that Dublin has become my second home.
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