April 29th, 2014 | Uncategorized
What a crazy few weeks, sorry for being MIA! I have officially finished my second and final exam period of my masters program, celebrated Easter in Dublin and had a great trip with Ben to Paris for a little culture and a lot of baguettes, pain au chocolat and crepes, and my first adventure to the Cliffs of Moher. Needless to say it has been a stimulating month and a half and I have spent these last few days chilling out trying to get back in the swing of reality. Summer is fast approaching with my dissertation deadline, and I have decided to extend my stay in Ireland at least until I can hand it in!
Reality is setting in as friends and classmates that I have made this year are moving home or to new destinations, and I find it hard to believe that I have been living and studying in Dublin for 9 months. One of my good friends Kirk from my masters program is moving to Israel in the next few days. She has this cool tradition of learning to cook “traditional” foods from all of her international friends—she is from China! So we are having a big cookout (inside because I don’t have a grill!). Although I will be sad to see her go, it just emphasizes how great of a year this has been. In addition to playing and coaching basketball and working in the community, I now have an international network of friends from whom I have learned so much. Not to mention so many people and places to visit!!
I have to go prep the burgers, but I want to wish Kirk safe travels and adventures in her next journey!
Also a quick reminder that applications for next years Victory Scholarships are due Wednesday 30th, so act quickly!