“So what brought you to Dublin?” I get asked this question a lot. Because of this, I’ve got a few different responses depending on who I’m talking to. The logical and professional response: “I love traveling and have always wanted to live in Europe and it’s easy for Canadians to get a visa in Ireland,… Continue reading When You Move Abroad For Love
Today I'm grateful for an amazing night of dinner, drinks, and dancing into all hours of the night. Tonight was Seán's university ball so we got all dressed up and headed out to a beautiful hotel in Dún Laoghaire, where I was served a delicious quinoa dinner and plenty of wine. We had the most… Continue reading 23/02/2017
Today is Valentine's Day and I'm so grateful that I got to spend it with Seán. This time last year we were doing long distance and we were over 7000 kilometers apart. I'm so grateful for how things worked out and that I now get to see him as often as I do. I'm also… Continue reading 14/02/2017
Closing the distance. That's the end goal for every long distance relationship. The day where you no longer have to get in a car or a plane to see each other. You're finally together! It's been about two weeks since I got on a plane to Dublin with my one way ticket and I'm… Continue reading Closing The Distance
I've officially been living in Dublin for more than a week now! I know that is only a short amount of time, but I've still picked up on many of the cultural differences between Ireland and Canada. It used to annoy me to hear travellers comment that something done in a new city is not… Continue reading “It’s Not Like That In Vancouver”
Today I walked over to Grafton Street, which is one of Dublin's main shopping streets, and picked up a bunch of postcards! I spent my afternoon sitting on a bench in beautiful St. Stephen's Green park writing notes to my family and friends both at home in Canada and abroad. It was such a warm… Continue reading With Love, From Dublin
I can't believe I'm here. In Dublin. Finally! It still doesn't feel real to me. Each time I peer out through my bedroom window I'm convinced I'll see UBC campus and the familiar rugby field and hockey arena. Even though I know they're there I'm always surprised to see the Georgian buildings and famous Dublin doors.… Continue reading Am I Actually In Dublin? Is This Real?