Friday, March 29, 2013

Anna Go Bragh

At this point I honestly can't remember if I ever shared this exciting news with y'all yet. No, not the ring--but of course that was exciting too!

I'M GOING TO IRELAND!!!

Right now! Well, today. I'm leaving this afternoon and will arrive early as hell Ireland time tomorrow morning. I couldn't be more stoked. This is the first real vacation I've taken since I started my big girl job and my first trip to Europe!

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I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off at work the past few weeks trying to get everything prepped and together before the trip that I really haven't had time to sit down and think about it. But now I'm definitely starting to get pumped!

My little sister is studying abroad at the University of Limerick this semester so my parents and I are headed over to pay her a visit, and do some exploring of our own. My only real regret in life is my decision to not study abroad while I was in college. Honestly I was just too lazy to make it work and additionally was probably a little bit nervous. Less about traveling somewhere on my own but more about missing out while my friends, sorority and everything at college moved on without me back home. I was a stupid, stupid girl.

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Today I pretty much worked my vacation into every conversation that I had with a student because I was getting that excited. A few of them have been before and gave me some suggestions of places to go. Luckily, well not really, my mom has had some insomnia pretty regularly over the past month and has made us a detailed itinerary and scheduled some day trips and tours for us. I'm so glad she took the reigns because I don't think I have any brainpower left at this point to figure that stuff out. 

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I bought a real camera and some new clothes for the occasion. I've also watched P.S. I Love You several times within the past month to get me even more excited, although it also had the unfortunate effect of making me bawl my eyes out. That movie gets me every damn time.

Of course I'll have plenty of stories to share after the trip so stay tuned for the adventures. I have a few posts still coming your way so you don't have to miss me too much this week!

Have you ever been to Ireland? Any advice or must see places?

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

PS I Love You is one of my ALL-TIME favorite movies... and I cry every dang time I watch it :) Have a BLAST in Ireland!!! Safe travels! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Charlotte said...

Have so much fun!! I can't wait to hear all about it! You'll be addicted to Europe once you go :)

Allison Hayes said...

How fun! Have the time of your life. Europe is amazing :)

dania. (: said...

Anna this sounds so awesome! Enjoy!!!

Jenny said...

Ireland is a very beautiful place to visit. It has everything it it from fun to romance, from peace to crowd everything. The night life is superb and there are many bars and sports club where you can have lot of fun. I also like this place a lot and enjoyed a lot with my friends. we all prefer hiring a car for safe and enjoyable journey. Dan Dooley is a car rental from where we hired car last time and it was amazing. You can refer this for further information http://www.dan-dooley.ie/car-rental-hire-dublin-airport.htm