Saturday Night (Gaelic) Football

Hello Readers and happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start and you enjoyed all the awesome events Hope had to offer over the weekend. Of course I’m talking about Winter Fantasia – did you all go? I know I shed some major tears about missing that one since I LOVE …

A Thought on Lazy Nights

Happy Thursday, Readers! I hope that your days are going well and you are getting ready for an awesome weekend. How was the Hope/Calvin game? Heard Hope won – no surprise. Do you all want to know what I did yesterday? I did absolutely nothing. I made dinner, did homework, and laid in my bed …

Give Me Moher!!

Okay, readers, I’m going to dive right into it: on Friday, I got to experience something breathtaking. I got to go to the Cliffs of Moher. Here are a few pictures of this fantastic seascape: Now let’s talk about the experience of being at the Cliffs. The Cliffs of Moher are easily the most beautiful …

Some Essentials for Routine

Happy Thursday to you, Readers! Only one more day until Friday for ya, WAHOO!! So I’ve been in Ireland for a couple of weeks now, and have finally gotten into a routine. Classes have started, I know my way around the city (well, kind of), and I’m getting into the groove of cooking for myself. Saying …

Find the Shortcuts

Happy Sunday, Readers! I hope your weekend is coming to a wonderful close and you aren’t too sad about starting the next week of school. For me, this week has been filled to the brim with everything from the awesome experience of starting class in a new country to the lovely views of Howth and …

A New Season in Ireland

I’m here, I’m here, I’m here, Readers! It’s been a long time coming and it’s a bit surreal, but I’ve finally made it across the pond and into this crazy adventure in Dublin, Ireland. Now, I could talk about my first reactions to Ireland (which were SO positive) or what I think of their scones (AMAZING) but instead …

Spring Break in Nice, France!

It’s been a while, but I am back to update you on my recent spring break trip in Nice, France! I was ready for a little getaway before finals and last-minute papers and essays, so a vacation on the beach was exactly what I needed. This time around, I did things a bit differently compared …

Final Weeks in Paris

Three weeks. Three weeks until my time in Paris will come to an end. The past five months I have spent in this city have changed me in more ways than I can count. Being on my own in a foreign country thousands of miles away from the comfort of my own home has been one wild ride, …

My Favorite Museums in Paris!

When I was younger, I would always love going to museums during field trip days. It was exciting to not go to classes and spend the day in a museum! I don’t remember if my parents had to pay anything, but it was probably $10 or less. As I grew older, I realized why I stopped …

72 Hours in Florence, Italy

What better way to celebrate the end of midterms than by spending a weekend in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance? Just being able to go on a plane and an hour later be in a different country is still so surreal to me. Visiting Italy has been on my radar since I have been …