I know what you’re probably thinking: “it’s been so long since you’ve written anything, what have you been doing?!” Ok, fair enough, you probably haven’t been thinking that, but I sure have. I took a major break from writing, and trust me, I feel it. Since my last post, I’ve: worked three jobs, graduated with a post-grad certificate, moved to another country, broke a tooth, made new friends, lost old ones and have made so many memories, both good and bad, along the way.

A couple of months ago I made the move from the land of maple syrup and ketchup chips, to Ireland. Although I do miss ceasers dearly, I am adjusting to life on the Emerald Isle very well. Taytos, pink gin and black & white pudding have a new found place in my heart, and I have rediscovered my love for potatoes (although that wasn’t too hard). I have met some really great people so far, even only having been here for a few months, so I’m pushing myself to get out there and meet even more people and experience as much as possible. I can’t wait to see whats in store!

As any other expat, I miss my family and friends back home, and a part of me wishes they were closer. Some days its hard being so far away from everything you know and is familiar to you, but I always think of all the personal growth I have done. I am constantly learning new things both about myself and the world that I definitely wouldn’t have experienced or learned if I had not left home or my country. I love reflecting back to see the progress I’ve made over the past couple months, and can’t help but smile at how far I’ve come. If you’ve ever moved countries, or even cities far from your hometown, I would bet you are familiar with this feeling. If you are, you should be so proud of yourself for pushing the limits! And remember: growth doesn’t come from staying in one spot. I think its so important to get out and learn and experience as much as you can while you have the opportunity to do so.

Now that I am feeling a bit more settled into my life here in the land of pints of Guinness and Murphys, keep an eye out for more posts as they are sure to come. Let me know if you’ve ever moved countries or are currently living and/or travelling abroad, I always love hearing other peoples stories and experiences! Happy exploring 🙂

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