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Quarterly Rewind, Summer 2017 | Study Abroad, “Jenny,” & Reconnecting With Old Friends

Hello, everyone! Today is the last day of summer! And that means it’s time for another quarterly rewind. This post covers the time from June twentieth through September twenty-first. And as always, the idea of a quarterly rewind is not mine – … Continue reading

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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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Some Thoughts On Identity, Heritage, & Irish-Americanness

I am 1/8th Irish. That doesn’t make me special: It describes many of the people I know. Millions of Irish immigrated to the US in the last couple of centuries, so it’s not at all surprising that many of the … 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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