Holidays Away From Home

This is a column I wrote for the Times-Georgian earlier this week. Hope you all enjoy!  Merry Christmas! It never occurred to me how much I loved spending holidays with family until I was forced to spend them away. Our family celebrated Thanksgiving together in Disney World one year! Payton clogged when she was younger, […]

Read More
Advertisements

Even More Stuff That I Miss From Ireland

Of all the things I miss about Dublin, I think the architecture and parks are the two that surprises me most. Walking around my hometown, we don’t have any of the Georgian Doors that are painted different colors. All over the city, you will find the doors to Georgian buildings painted different hues of red, yellow, […]

Read More

The Power of Scent

So the strangest/best thing happened last night. It was late. I’d been out with friends catching up, got home, talked to my parents, and finally around 11.30pm, I made my way to my room. I finally broke down and decided to put sheets on my bed. Yes, I had been sleeping only on a mattress […]

Read More

Repatriate: St. Patrick’s Day – The Struggle

For the next two days, I will be talking about one of the many difficulties in the repatriate process. Being in your home country during a cultural celebration in your host country.  For me, the most difficult cultural celebration occurred yesterday, St. Patrick’s Day. My heart yearned to be no where on earth except in […]

Read More

Sleet vs Hail

One of the most difficult things to get over in Ireland was the weather. Everyone was always talking about it. What they called hail though is most certainly NOT the hail that I grew up with.  Hail where I come from is golf ball sized. Not sleet… Here’s a video that I took of the […]

Read More

Another Thing Living Abroad Taught Me

Living abroad taught me how to be alone. I’m writing this from my phone as I sit alone in Subway. Before moving to Ireland, I don’t think I would have been able to just go to a restaurant, order food, and sit down by myself. I would have ordered the food and taken it back […]

Read More

The Irish Version of Myself

Moving to Ireland created a version of myself that can only be described as the Irish version of myself. Irish Morgan is loud, free, and doesn’t have a care in the world. She walks to work because she doesn’t have a car. She drinks in the middle of the day because there is no one […]

Read More

9 Things I Learned When I Moved to Ireland

1. Friends are the most important accessory. I found my friend soul mate in Ireland. Matilda is the three-year younger Swedish version of me. She and I went through break-ups and make-ups and oopses and drunken adventures together. The bond that she and I have cannot and will not ever be topped. I can honestly […]

Read More

#SorryILivedInEurope

Sometimes I’ll do strange things or say strange things or try to drive on the left side of the road. When these things happen, my only response is to say, “Sorry, I lived in Europe.” My friends, and specifically Jessica, have taken to automatically adding the hashtag part to the beginning of my inevitable apology. […]

Read More

19 Habits I Brought Back From Ireland

1: Saying things like “Brilliant!” and “Grand!” and “Thanks a million!” and “Cheers!” They just slip out and people look at me like I’m crazy 2: Writing my dates like this: 20/11/14 Literally have had to rip up checks and re-sign documents because of this 3: Cadbury Caramel It’s the best chocolate on the earth. Try […]

Read More