Coming to Ya Live from Ireland

I don’t even know where to begin. It’s strange being here.  I’m torn between feeling perfectly normal and horribly out of place. The range of emotions I’ve felt has gone from crying for joy to frustration to disgust to loneliness to content.  Here’s how. I landed yesterday morning at 8.15am.  Getting off the plane and […]

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I’M GOING BACK TO IRELAND!!!

For a week. But STILL! I’m going back to Ireland! One month from now, I will be jet setting to the Emerald Isle to get my fix on Bulmers cider and Cadbury caramels.  I plan to see all of my friends and wander by my old apartment.  I. Cannot. Wait. My week over there will […]

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Big Group Travel vs Small Group Travel

Group travel is a difficult topic. Some of us travel better solo while others need the comfort of companions on the road. Some prefer to travel with family while other still prefer to travel only with friends. But what do we do when the question is how many people to travel with? Big group travel […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Repatriate: St. Patrick’s Day – the Change

Y’all, life has been crazy lately and I haven’t been able to write like I’ve wanted to. There are more specific reasons why, but I don’t want to bore you with the details. So, I apologize for the delay, but here is what changed on St. Patrick’s Day to make it better. —– As the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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On the Words of Forrest Gump: When God Showed Up

Forrest Gump: No shrimp. Lieutenant Dan: Where the Hell is this God of yours? Forrest Gump: [narrating] It’s funny Lieutenant Dan said that, ’cause right then, God showed up. It’s been since I was on my way back from Ireland that I wrote on the words of Forrest Gump, but after church this morning, I felt […]

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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 […]

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