The Travel Item I Haven’t Talked About Yet

The Travel Item I Haven’t Talked About Yet

My LL Bean book bag was one of the greatest investments ever. I remember when Mama bought me that book bag the summer before my senior year of high school presently six years ago. I didn't even want the thing! At the time, I had used the same pink backpack for about five years. The [...]

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3 Words That Have a Different Meaning in Ireland

3 Words That Have a Different Meaning in Ireland

Irish people speak English, but that does not mean that Americans and Irish speak the same language. Countless words are used in their everyday vocabulary that is used in America, but the words take on an entirely different meaning in Ireland. Rain In the States, rain means precipitation falling from the sky usually in large [...]

65 Thoughts I Have on my Day Off

65 Thoughts I Have on my Day Off

 Ugh. Sunshine. Gross. What time is it? 8.47am? Curse you job and your early mornings. Back to sleep. What time is it now? 9.52am? Guess I'm up. To get out of bed or not? ... Not. Let's read a book. Books are good. Harry Potter and the Hoot Nanny He Gets Himself Into. What time [...]

Why I Want to Live Abroad Again

Why I Want to Live Abroad Again

Moving to a new place is never easy. It is difficult and presents challenges you did not know were possible.  Sometimes you struggle to make new friends or you have difficulty fitting into the new workplace. The literal move itself is never easy! Moving town to town lugging every prized (or let's face it, not so prized possession) in the [...]

Rut, Funk, and Writer’s Block

Rut, Funk, and Writer’s Block

People are starting to ask me, "What are you gonna do when you go home?" Want to know the answer? No freaking idea.  I don't know. The possibilities are endless. I'm in an awkward place. I know that I only have two and a half more months in Ireland, and I will be on a [...]

Moved to Tears at Buckingham Palace

Moved to Tears at Buckingham Palace

by a BEE! Recently my family and I visited London for my second time and their first.  It was a fantastic trip full of walking, sight seeing, and good food. We went to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards. The four of us crammed into a small space beside the barrier to [...]

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 [...]

The Struggle of Ordering Food in Ireland

The Struggle of Ordering Food in Ireland

In honor of my return flight to Dublin tomorrow, I thought I would share with y'all a column I wrote for the Times-Georgian about ordering food in Ireland. Hope you enjoy!! --- Having lived in Ireland for eight months, my vocabulary has shifted quite a bit. I say things like, “Cheers!” and “Thanks a mill!” without [...]

How to be a Writer

How to be a Writer

Have you ever aspired to be a writer but didn't know where to begin? Ever written something, but wasn't sure it was good enough to be published? Well never fear! Author Matt Haig has produce a How-To on writing. See below for his inspiring instructions on how to be a writer.    

Worst Six Moments in Six Months

Worst Six Moments in Six Months

To match my Top Six Moments in Six Months, I have to talk about the WORST six moments. They are in no particular order and are each a different kind of awkward. Hope you enjoy the awkwardness that is my life! 🙂 1. A Series of Unfortunate Events Today Ive dropped my tampons in the [...]