I Lived.

Well, it’s here!! One year living in Dublin, Ireland and traveling around Europe and Israel caught on video. I finished the editing and every clip is only two seconds long. Apologies in advance because, well, I am not a videographer. Haha! You’ll see what I mean. But this video is very personal with close friends and experiences shown. It is not being used to sell travel nor is it being used to promote any specific place. It is my very extremely personal video account of my year abroad.

A big thank you goes out to the guys who made the song in the background. OneRepublic is one of my all time favorite bands. I by no means what so ever in any way am using this song to promote them. “I Lived” was simply the song of the year. It was the music that spoke to me while I was away. OneRepublic’s music has gotten me through breakups, into and out of college, and given me this anthem which was my jam for the entire year I was gone. “I Lived” spoke to me in ways that I cannot express. I remember one of the things I said to my parents as I was convincing them I wanted to go abroad for a year was this:

“What if I wake up one day and regret not going? I want to know that I lived everyday to the fullest and best ability. I want to know that I saw everything I could and loved as much as possible. I don’t want to have any regrets, and I am afraid that if I don’t go to Ireland, I will wake up one day and regret it. I can’t take that chance.”

So, I went to Ireland, and I lived. 

The countries visible in this film are Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Israel, Palestine, England, France, Monaco. The only country I went to that is not in the film is Holland purely because I forgot to film while I was there. I know. Facepalm.

I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

“I Lived” by OneRepublic

[Verse 1]
Hope when you take that jump
You don’t fear the fall
Hope when the water rises
You build a wallHope when the crowd screams out
They’re screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs
You choose to stay

Hope that you fall in love
And it hurts so bad
The only way you can know
Is give it all you have

And I hope that you don’t suffer
But take the pain
Hope when the moment comes
You’ll say…

[Chorus]
I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second
That this world could give
I saw so many places
The things that I did
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived

[Verse 2]
Hope that you spend your days
But they all add up
And when that sun goes down
Hope you raise your cup

I wish that I could witness
All your joy and all your pain
But until my moment comes
I’ll say…

[Chorus]
I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second
That this world could give
I saw so many places
The things that I did
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived

[Bridge]
Whoa
Whoa
Whoa
Oh
Oh
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived

[Chorus]
I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second
That this world could give
I saw so many places
The things that I did
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived

[Outro]
Whoa
Whoa
Whoa
Oh
Oh

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12 Replies to “I Lived.”

    1. I was in Tromsø, Norway back in February. Coming from Southern America, I never even thought about reindeer racing as a thing, but it is!!! It was so cool!!

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  1. Ugh.. this made me smile. The little desire I had to stay at school has now diminished. Gee thanks.. This was awesome.

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  2. Reblogged this on Diagnosing Wanderlust and commented:
    I could watch you ski all day! Ha! Love this video so so much! And this song. It is funny because my travel song is also by One Republic “Good Life”….its my theme song while out in the world…on replay…all day.

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  3. Such an inspirational video! You have one of the best travel blogs I have read, and definitely THE best blog on working holidays in Ireland. Thanks so much (:

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  4. This is an awesome video! I’m looking forward to poking around on this blog and seeing what I’ve been missing!

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