Just booked my flight to Ireland for the Holidays!
I am extremely excited, but also it’ll be my first time away from home during my favorite time of the year. Last year, I went home for two weeks and then went back to Costa Rica. This year, I will not be going home. As difficult as a decision it is, I feel that in order to fully live abroad and experience life abroad, you have to stay abroad, no matter how hard it is, or will be. Being away during a time that’s all about spending time with family and friends will be difficult, but living abroad is all about experiencing new things, with new people and making new memories. I will not be alone though. I’m going to Ireland to visit Niamh (my roommate from Costa Rica)! and spend Christmas with her and her family in Dublin. I’m leaving for Ireland on the 21st of December and then probably leaving on the 26th (flights are the cheapest) to go somewhere else for a couple of days and then another place for New Years. I’m not sure where yet though.