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“When I Die, Dublin Will Be Written In My Heart.”

Hey guys! I’ve written at length about my study abroad trip to Ireland because A) I’m still processing everything that happened and B) you asked me to! Today I thought it would be fun to give a sort of overview … Continue reading

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I’ve Made It This Far.

Trigger warning: This post contains mention of suicide ideation. I was sitting on my bed on one of my first days in Ireland, half-numb with jet lag, scrolling through Facebook on my phone, when I saw the post. One of … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life Of A Study Abroad Student

Every year, I pick one day during which I keep track of anything and everything I do… then I turn it into a blog post so that you get a peek at my life! I started doing this my sophomore … Continue reading

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The 5 Strangest Things I Saw, Did, & Heard While In Ireland

What everyone else thinks of when I say “I’m a writer”: Hunching over a typewriter in a cold, poorly-lit garret, staring dejectedly at the rejection slips tacked onto my wall, dreaming impossible dreams What I think of: Carrying around a … Continue reading

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Bloomsday!

One of the most special days I spent in Ireland was Saturday, June 16th, AKA Bloomsday. Sometimes stylized as Bloom’s Day, the event is named after Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of James Joyce’s classic modernist novel Ulysses, and is a … Continue reading

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Plays I Saw In Dublin

As part of a course in Contemporary Irish Drama, my classmates and I saw four plays during our stay in Dublin. I love plays, but rarely have the chance to go to them, so you can imagine how spoiled I … Continue reading

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Irish Weather | Rain, Sunsets, & LOTS OF SWEATERS (!)

Continuing off of a recent post where I discussed things that surprised me about Ireland, I thought that today I would tell you my thoughts on Irish weather. Because boy do I have a bunch. Although it was stereotypically rainy … Continue reading

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I Met Some Published Irish Authors & Here Is What I Learned (The Non-Derek Landy Edition)

As you guys know by now, I met Derek Landy (!) on his book tour in Dublin, got my picture taken with him (!!), and asked him to sign three of my Skulduggery Pleasant books (!!!). Definitely an experience I’ll … Continue reading

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6 Things That Surprised Me About Ireland

Oh, dear. I made a list of the things that surprised me about Ireland so I could tell you all about them, but I seem to have lost it. I cleaned my room recently and it’s entirely possible that I … Continue reading

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The Familiar & Not

Yesterday was my last full day in Ireland and I spent it on a bus tour all by myself – to Giant’s Causeway, the Dark Hedges, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Belfast… I’d talked about going with friends, but they were … Continue reading

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