“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)
For the final time you will be hearing from me, I will be telling you what I will remember from this trip 5 years into the future. I believe the thing I will remember the most is the wonderful people I was with. Going into this trip, I did not know a lot of people as a transfer who lives off campus, and this trip gave me more than contacts and colleagues, it gave me friends.
I would love to come back to Ireland and explore everything a bit more, but I know it will never be the same without this plus3 group. The memories of site visits and life together will always be cherished. Some people really helped my networking skills, which will come in very handy as well. I learned the culture of companies in Ireland and a little bit about the recent history of events and the economy and how it ties together in Ireland. They are a very proud people, proud of history and proud of Gealic history.
Some of the culture will definitely be coming home with me. It’s all a bunch of craic (fun), and to go things are out, it’s now “takeaway”. One of the very different things in Ireland is the big role of government, and how easy the politics are in ireland, the parties are equal and share similar beliefs, it is not a big divide like America’s situation.
Ireland was very beautiful, and traveling back would be very fun. I want to learn more history and explore the local favorites and document it a bit more with a better camera set up. That’s my goal is to travel the world. It’s too short of a life not to. This quote at thet top really touches my heart, and I truly believe I am lucky to have the people I do around me, and it always makes goodbyes hard.