The Feeling of “Did I?”

Sometimes, I can’t believe that I lived in Ireland for a year. It’s very difficult to be here in America living everyday life, going from place to place, drinking diet cokes, hanging out with friends and family, and comprehend that I missed a year here at home. This place is the same as it has […]

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What I’m Doing These Days

So a lot of people have asked me what I’m up to these days. Well, here’s the honest truth. I’m doing a whole lotta nothin’.  My dad has taken me on working with him while I search for a job. The museum is gonna let me come back and lead some tours a few days […]

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The Taste of Jerusalem

Imagine salty chickpeas bursting in your mouth causing a rush of excitement. Just when your taste buds gain control of the chickpea’s flavor, peppers add a kick. Their hot twang takes you by surprise. But wait! What could that be now? A touch of garlic, a hint of humus, and a dash of onion swirl […]

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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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Favorite Places to Visit in Ireland

This is a list of my favorite places to visit in Ireland. Some of the places are entire counties while others are towns. The list is my own personal opinion, and I know I’ll step on a few toes by placing some towns in the order I have. But, this is my opinion and I […]

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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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8 Reasons to do a Working Holiday

1. Work in a foreign country. Americans can get a working holiday to Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.  Most people enter the business world with a college degree, work experience, and references. But what most people don’t have is working experience in a foreign country. How cool would it be to be in an interview speaking with […]

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On the Words of Forrest Gump: Shoes

“My momma always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they go, where they’ve been.” – Forrest Gump Shoes are part of everyday life. If you don’t have shoes, your feet could freeze, burn, get cut, be smushed, or any number of things. They also work as a cover. Some […]

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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 […]

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Feeling 22

My birthday TOMORROW, August 29th, and I’ll  be turning 23!!!  With the arrival of another birthday and the passing of another year, I am forced to look back on the one that’s just gone. I cannot believe that I’ve spent 11 of the 12 months of my 22nd year here in Ireland. It was the […]

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