OneRepublic creates the perfect travel music.
It just gets you pumped up for adventure and LIFE.
I’m currently at the airport, waiting for my flight to Dublin, Ireland, where I will be studying and interning for the next four months. Remember when I said I have no feelings towards studying abroad? Well that void of emotion remains.
But I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit nervous, slightly sad, and possibly excited. I’ve had fear of missing out (aka “FOMO”) at Boston University this semester, but I listened to a podcast from Fr. Mike Schmitz, and he encouraged his listeners to avoid letting fear become the motivating factor in our lives, because then it becomes a limiting factor as well. Instead, we should make gratitude our motivating factor.
I listened to that podcast on Friday night when I was super sad about leaving Boston, and the Fr. Mike’s words could not have come at a better time.
I am grateful for the opportunity to study abroad in a beautiful country, to meet new friends, and to learn more about myself and the world outside of my comfort bubble.
My family just dropped me off after we had a quick takeout meal from Duzan in Queens. I had an utterly stuffed chicken schwarma pita that was absolutely delicious.
That should tide me until breakfast/midnight snack on the flight.
I have no idea what to expect for these next four months, but I am at peace. I can’t wait to see what God has in store.
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eating grass like all the cows that I will befriend in Ireland 🌿🐄 "Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” – Pope Paul VI here's to 1/3 of a year across the Atlantic! thank you all for the well wishes and prayers 💚
P.S. I ran 2.5 miles this morning and enjoyed it?? I was wiped by the end (lol), but the weather was crisp and lovely, and my legs felt strong. A nice way to move and groove before leaving the country.
last breakfast in the states was an overnight oatmeal banana blueberry peanut butter smoothie in a jar 🙂
I should go try to look for the other students on my flight instead of being a blogging hermit in the corner.
I guess I’ll catch ya on the flip side! European friends, hit me up!!!