Home Sweet Home?

Leaving Limerick after almost 4 months, was hard to do. I am very happy with my decision to stay for another semester. I don’t think my time in Ireland was enough and there is still so much I want to see and do.

I can’t wait to go back in a few weeks and reunite with all my friends. I am truly blessed to have met the people I met in Ireland and to form such close friendships so fast. Even though I knew I was coming back it was hard to leave them.

I am excited to travel to new places in Ireland, like West Clare and Dungraven, next semester. WE also plan on traveling to Rome and Poland, along with visiting London once again. I am really looking forward to this next semester.

It has been a little weird being back in America. I get strange looks from my friends when I say ‘grand’ or refer to something as ‘class’, and there is also the whole difference of ‘rubbish’ and ‘garbage’. But it’s not just the phrases and slang that are different. Being away I notice little changes a lot more. And although my friends don’t really see how they have changed over these month, I do. I shouldn’t expect things to be exactly the same but it’s strange for me to be back and have everything be a little different. I notice changes in myself as well.

I’m going to miss my friends, family, and the luxury of having my food made for me when I go back to UL but I am beyond excited. I have my whole life to live in America, and to spend with y loved ones, so I am going to cherish every moment I have with my friends in Ireland because who knows if I’ll ever get to see them again after next semester.

I like being home, but I love being in Ireland, and ever since I have been home I have only longed to go back.

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