On the Words of Forrest Gump: Going Home

On the Words of Forrest Gump: Going Home

“I’m pretty tired. I think I’ll go home now. And just like that, my runnin’ days was over, so I went home to Alabama.” - Forrest Gump So I am currently sitting in Dublin Airport waiting for the time to come when they tell me to board the plane. I lost it initially when I [...]

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On the Words of Forrest Gump: The Decision

On the Words of Forrest Gump: The Decision

"That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run." When Forrest says this line, he is referring to the time when he decided to take a jog not knowing that he would end up on a jog lasting more than three years. Like Forrest, I decided to go for a little run. [...]

On the Words of Forrest Gump: A Preview

On the Words of Forrest Gump: A Preview

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to periodically post on the words of Forrest Gump. For anyone who has seen this movie, you know all the quotable lines. "Can't sit here." "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." "Run Forrest! Run!" "Bubba was my best good friend." So [...]

TOMORROW!!!

TOMORROW!!!

I GO HOME TO AMERICA TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The alarm clock will ring around 8.00am, but I'm 90% sure I will be up well before then out of pure excitement. It is blowing my mind that eight months ago I hugged my family goodbye for the adventure of a lifetime. 8 months! That is a crazy long [...]

The Expectation and Reality of Living Abroad

The Expectation and Reality of Living Abroad

When moving abroad, we have many expectations of what our life will be in this new foreign land, but the reality of the situation is usually quite different. --- Expectation: Finding an apartment will be like real life International House Hunters! Reality: It will be a fight to the death in the jungle that is foreign [...]

I’m a Mess, and That’s Okay

I’m a Mess, and That’s Okay

I am a single twenty-two year old college graduate who lives in Ireland working as a temp with no means of settling down anytime soon. 1. I do not have to conform to the norm. Yeah so what if most people go to college, fall in love, and settle down.  That's most people and I [...]

The Ever Growing List of Foods I Want From Home

The Ever Growing List of Foods I Want From Home

Waffle House (Best late night food you will ever eat. Who said breakfast can't be for dinner) Chick-fil-A (God's gift to mankind) Pigs in a Blanket Sausage Balls (Don't get me started) Captain D's (I just really want popcorn shrimp ok) The Varsity (Best worst decision you will ever make) Sonic Smoothie King Hamburger, carrots, and potatoes (Cantrell's UNITE!) Fried Chicken [...]

Six Months of Ireland Montage

Six Months of Ireland Montage

So many amazing moments over the last six months! Here is a visual montage of my life over the course of half a year in Ireland. Make sure to click the images to make them larger! 🙂

Today I am Thankful for Close Friends

Today I am Thankful for Close Friends

One of the best parts of living in Ireland is having someone from home so close by. Marian lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a mere two and a half hours via bus from Dublin.  She grew up in Roanoke, Alabama which is forty-five minutes from my hometown of Carrollton, Georgia, but we did not meet until Freshmen [...]

My Mantra

Do you have words that you live by? A quote by your favorite author or a definition that states exactly what you are? Maybe a Bible verse that comforts you and gives you strength to carry on? I have several words that I live by. I couldn't pick a single mantra if my life depended on [...]