February 19th, 2016 | Uncategorized
As I have mentioned in at least a couple of blogs, it rains a lot in Limerick. When I first heard this fun fact, I was a little bit hesitant. I am not a huge fan of rain, but then again who is? After the first couple of weeks of living in Limerick, I wondered if I was going to get sick of the rain. Much to my surprise, I didn’t. Yes, I don’t love getting rained on, but there is something about the rain that is quite comforting. The rain has become something I expect, and to be honest, it would be weird and a little bit off, if it didn’t rain as much as it did.
After a couple winter months of many days with heavy rain, overcast clouds, and gusts of wind that could almost blow you over, it begins to feel very normal. It only was a few days ago that I began to appreciate all of those winter days. For the first time in a long time, it really felt like spring outside! The sun was out, there was not a dark cloud in the sky, and the landscape looked fresher and greener than I have seen in quite some time. It was an exciting day because hopefully it meant that spring was near and I would start to see more and more days like this.
I had such an appreciation for this beautiful spring day because of the winter I had to endure to see it. I’m a firm believer in the saying that “anything worth having is worth waiting for.” The incredible beauty of the University of Limerick was amplified simply by the fact that I hadn’t seen the campus like that in awhile.
I really do appreciate the little things like the Limerick rain, for the outcomes it produces are so worth the wait.
Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti
Present University: University of Limerick
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