Ireland…Home Away From Home!

Posted By: T-John Casiello
Posted On: February 9th, 2017
Attending: Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Hi, everyone! 

Picking up where I left off on my last blog. I landed in Dublin and headed back up to Letterkenny without any problems. It was definitely a long day of traveling. I think I am going to need to take it easy for a couple days! Moreover, I feel like I need to burn off all the Czech cuisine I devoured over the weekend haha!

Anyway, I was going over my thoughts and it was a kind of cool feeling that came across me. That feeling occurred when I got back to Ireland, it sort of felt like I was home. I am so comfortable with how everything is here that it feels like a second home to me, which is so cool because now I feel like I can return to Ireland whenever I want. Maybe it's next year or maybe it's 10 years from now, regardless I still think I would have this homelike feeling anytime I visit.

Furthermore, finally this week we are back to a normal school schedule. Since I am currently tired, physically and mentally from the trip, when writing this blog I began to think about the past couple weeks. From the time when I returned to Ireland from Christmas break, my sleep pattern has definitely been largely inconsistent. I am someone that likes to have some sort of structure when it comes to my sleep cycle. I find a huge difference in my energy levels between when I get into a normal cycle vs. when it fluctuates. I’m not sure if it’s a mental thing or not lol. Anyways, I had jet lag for a week I think, then I was staying up late watching NBA/NFL games because I had no early morning class, then I went to Prague, and as a result, I have been sleeping in because I really had no morning commitments. I really didn't like the routine, I felt so unproductive. So finally with school starting back up, it will force me to get to sleep at a good hour and wake up early! I'm just trying to prepare myself for the working world! As long as I get up early I feel like I'll have a productive day!

Next, I have always found the beginning of a new semester to be a little stressful and daunting. When teachers hand out the syllabus and you see all the assignments that are due by the end of the term I cringe.  I must say that it is only time I feel stressed throughout the year. Once I get rolling it is smooth sailing for me! Therefore, I just got to get through the next week. Hopefully, the assignments won’t look too rough so I can enjoy the rest of my time here to the best of my abilities!

One last thing I wanted to mention. I have never listened to podcasts before, but Jack recommended that they were good to listen to so I recently gave it a shot. I must say I love them; they are perfect for people when traveling. I like to throw a couple on whenever I am on the road going somewhere. You learn a lot and it makes the time pass quickly. I strongly recommend them! That’s my self-improvement tip for you right there!

This blog was a bit of a blend of everything… I hope you liked it. 

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