Posted By: NatalyaLee
Posted On: October 5th, 2017
Attending: Ulster University

If you ever decide to travel to Ireland and someone tells you it rains a lot, BELIEVE THEM. It can be the nicest day, with the sun out, the bluest sky, the whitest clouds but some how the weather will decide to just rain. Sometimes you wouldn’t even expect it but that rain finds away. The rain here is definitely a norm to the people of Ireland. I remember a week or so after us Scholars arrived we were at a youth community center doing a session and one of the kids asked us why we decided to come to Ireland. And my response being “why not, it’s a beautiful country,” I won’t forget his response, “it rains a lot.” And I remember just laughing in my head because the combination of his accent and how he said it, all I could do was laugh. However, if a 12 year old boy was telling us it rained a lot I knew it had to be true. And I better be prepared for a wet 9 months.

Nonetheless, I haven’t allowed the rain to affect my mood too much. I have my moments where I am literally like “rain, rain, go away DON’T come back another day.” But like I said, the rain here becomes a norm to you and you just continue on. Besides, without the rain I wouldn’t see all the beautiful rainbows that I do being in Ireland. Yet, I am sure any native of Ireland would say rainbows here are just as much of a norm as rain is. I wouldn’t disagree with that after being here for a month or so now, because I think I’ve seen more rainbows in a month then I’ve seen back home in Jersey. (Ok that may be a little over exaggerated, but y’all get the idea haha, there’s a lot of rainbows here.) Although, rainbows do appear regularly, for me I don’t think they’ll ever become a norm. The idea of them alone is already cool, Like the sun and rain make them, how is that not cool?

And remember, “When it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the Rain there would be no rainbow.”

A rainbow right over the building I live in.

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