Oh, I’m Going to Ireland For Four Months?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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!!!

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7 thoughts on “Oh, I’m Going to Ireland For Four Months?

  1. AH I am so excited for you!! I’ve never been to Ireland, but I hear it’s beautiful. I totally feel the same way about studying abroad. Not many emotions… but also a mix of them?? I’m thinking about studying abroad my sophomore year. I can’t wait to hear about your experience! Sending love and hugs your way xo

  2. You are going to have such an incredible time, sis! I had the same apprehensive feelings and FOMO before I left for Sydney, but trust me you are going to have such an incredible experience. Plus you’ll be so busy making new friends and traveling that you’ll hardly even have time to miss home!!

  3. I am so thrilled for your new adventures! I bet Ireland is going to be AMAZING. I know what it’s like to feel so much FOMO and fear for the future, but just embrace the challenges you have ahead! Since I am moving to a new apartment, I have some similar jitters!

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