I am officially back in the land of Ire!! I wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I have very good feelings about 2017, and I hope that all of you reading you will keep up with my adventures. I fortunately got to start my new year off on the right foot by having two of my best friends from college (Lia and Cait) come to visit me. It was so cool to finally get to show someone from home the amazing place that Cork is, and for them to experience my day-to-day life. I had plans to show them as much as I possibly could; because I wanted to give them what I thought was the “Irish Experience.” Fortunately for me I have amazing people as friends, and they told me that they just wanted to spend time with me.
I am relieved that my friends are so easy to please because I tried to be the best tour guide I could be, however as I think most people can relate when they are with their friends, time seems to disappear. One day we sat down to have a coffee in Starbucks for just a “little while” before wandering around the city. Well 3 and-a-half hours later, we found ourselves still talking and laughing in the Starbucks. I would start to take them around the city and we would become so enthralled in conversation that we would spend hours at one spot.
They pointed things out about Cork that I had never realized before, and they brought me up-to-date with everything that was going on back home. Even though we have been seperated for months, it feels like I just left them yesterday.
If you were concerned I did take them to more than just Starbucks. We went on an adventure to Blarney, where the three of us successfully kissed the Blarney Stone. So for all the boys reading this blog, the three of us have just become more elegant and filled with charm. I channelled my inner-Elizabeth Bennet and we walked all around the park and came apon what looked like Mr. Darcy’s home. The three of us laughed our way through, and as we were leaving their were three older women laughing together, walking by us. And at that moment I told them that was gonna be us when we did our reunion trips in years to come:)
I also took them to Kinsale, a lovely town on the water. Not knowing however that most of Kinsale is closed during the winter months. However, we did not let that get us down. We order Ciders and laughed our way through the night. We spent four hours in a restaurant called the “White House” and planned out all of the future trips we will take together!
I have come to realize that the people you meet through out your journey of life are the ones that make it special. They shape you and make you feel. My friends bring out the best in me, and I am so grateful that when I look back on this chapter of my life, I can say that they were a part of it.
Thank you, you know who you are