It has been nearly 4 years since I’ve set foot back onto Ireland. I just can’t believe how much time has flown by. The minute I stepped off the plane, I felt an instant wave of nostalgia brush over me. Flashbacks of drinking wine on the rooftop in Dublin, meeting up with friends at a bar in London, or wandering around the wrong side of the neighborhood in Brussels because I was trying to figure out where my hotel was. All of those memories represented a different time in my life…a time where I was jet-setting off every other month in hopes of trying to figure out who I was again. My own sense of independence and identity.
So coming back to Dublin was a bit bitter sweet for me. It reminded me of a different chapter in my life…one where I’ve closed without realizing that I’ve closed it nearly 2 years ago. It also made me realize how far I’ve come to be where I am today…where everything that has happened lead up to this exact moment. The moment where someone unexpected comes into your life and completely turns it upside down…in a different but oh so good kind of way.
*I’m looking at you, HB.
Now back to Dublin! To be fair, this trip is really for work, but I’ll take it nonetheless. To top off the start of my trip …
Hellooo empty row! I mean this is as good as it gets without having to pay first class airfare. I’m convinced that my friend Jimmy is the curse for finding good seats on the plane. Every time I’m traveling with him, we always end up sitting next to a crying baby. Literally, THIS.
It’s currently raining in Dublin and I’m completely jet-lagged so I’m hiding out in our corporate apartment with a bit of downtime. So blogging I shall do! It has been forever since I’ve blogged about anything really. I guess that is what happens when life happens. So, big news…I got engaged at the end of 2016. Yay!
I am so excited and so overwhelmed at the same time. We’re house hunting, I’m doing a bit of career soul searching, and now we’re planning a wedding/family. I know…is this what being an adult looks like?
This trip couldn’t have come at a better time. Tomorrow, J and I are taking one day off to drive out to the countryside about 3 hours outside of Dublin. I’m super excited! It’ll be nice to have a bit of time to explore before my hectic work schedule starts next week. I’ll be sure to take some pictures and post them in the next few days…stay tuned!