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. [...]

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Things You Hear on Your Parent’s First Day in Ireland

Things You Hear on Your Parent’s First Day in Ireland

1. "Why am I blinking? I used to never blink." - Jet lagged Dad on why he can't keep his eyes open. 2. "That's just the fashion Dad." - Payton explaining skinny jeans. 3. " The hair dryer looked like a vacuum tube!" - Mama on the hotel hair dryer. 4. "I just want to [...]

Things I Never Travel Without

Things I Never Travel Without

Packing for a trip is a ritual. The process begins in my head well in advance of the trip. I go over every detail of what I could possibly need - clothes, gadgets, medicine. But somehow, the actual packing process doesn't begin until the night before the trip. I'm that person who runs around like [...]

Four Month Check Point

Four Month Check Point

It’s been four months since I left home for Ireland, and I am so happy that I did. Everyday is different. Some days are happily spent with my friends goofing off and getting up to no good.  Other days are spent curled up in bed reading a book or watching a movie.  I work when [...]