A Home Away From Home

Posted By: Michael Klinger
Posted On: October 20th, 2016
Attending: Institute of Technology Carlow

It was a pretty uneventful week in Carlow this week to start off November. Classes were cancelled because of graduation on Thursday and Friday, as well as the gym being closed down for the ceremony. Because of the large amount of downtime, I was able to have a lot of personal time to think. During this time I realized just how much I miss my family and friends back home. Whether it was being Facetimed from a family party at home, or having my best friends check in every day, or maybe just being away from home for this long a period of time. Whatever it is, I really struggled this week with being away from home.  

I have been extremely lucky since I got to Carlow, being surrounded by great people who genuinely care about me. And this was never more evident than this past week. I virtually spent the entire week at Kiran, Ian and Ciara’s house. They have been amazing friends ever since I got to Carlow, whether its grabbing food, working out, or just hanging and having movie night, they are always there for me. Words can’t describe how thankful I am to have met people like them, and for them to be there for me especially during times like last week when I was missing home.  

Mom and Dad are coming to Ireland!

On a brighter note, in just two weeks from Monday my parents will be on their way to Ireland! Being away from home on thanksgiving is tough, but my parents coming over makes it 100 times better. I’m looking forward to sharing my new home with them, as well as having some much needed family time. 

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