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Gratitude: The Back-in-Canada Edition

Bryan and I at the clinic after donating blood

As of tomorrow, I have been home for five weeks. The time has flown by so fast, I have barely had time to process it. It has been an interesting adjustment period. Things have been very strange, and also very not strange. Mostly strange that it isn’t strange. That I could slip so comfortably back into […]

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Knowing When to Pack It In: Why I’m Going Home Early

I have always been the type of person who agonizes over decisions. Even when I know what I want to do, I will think about something for weeks, from every angle, before I commit to it. This was no different. I always knew that this trip was not going to be a cakewalk. I knew […]

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty is Ireland. Beast is homesickness. I have been in Ireland for 2 weeks now. Officially away from home for 2 weeks, anyway. It has been a very long 2 weeks. Don’t get me wrong. I love being in Ireland. This is a grand adventure and it certainly feels like one. Ireland is like nothing […]

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The Chaotic Start of My Irish Adventure

Today is day 14 of my six month sojourn to Ireland. It has been an interesting trip thus far, that cannot be denied. I have travelled internationally before. Twice. When I was 8, my mom, stepdad, and I went to Mazatlan, Mexico. I developed an insane ear infection on the plane there, had to get […]

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