Cork City Chronicles: Becoming Resilient

Cork City Chronicles: Becoming Resilient

Worn out soles from adventure around Ireland. An international job at a national university. A new apartment with all my belongings—except my boyfriend. That’s what the past 3 months in Cork, Ireland has given me. It’s taken me longer than it should have to write...
A Conscious Approach to Water (World Water Day)

A Conscious Approach to Water (World Water Day)

In the early 1990s, the United Nations established March 22 as World Water Day in an effort to bring awareness to global water issues. Over 20 years later, water is perhaps more sacred than ever. The water crisis is the number one global risk, based on impact to...
Ireland’s Colorful Port of Titanic Treasures

Ireland’s Colorful Port of Titanic Treasures

I glanced out the train window at the pastel-colored buildings in the distance, like an inviting “welcome!” to incoming traffic. I then shifted my focus to the storm clouds on the sea’s horizon. “And our last stop is Cobh, folks,” the train conductor announced. As I...
10 Reasons Ireland Surprised Me

10 Reasons Ireland Surprised Me

Before I picked up and moved to Cork City on a whim with a working holiday visa, I had never been to Ireland before. All I knew was that it was a little green island filled with lots of pubs and rain. After spending almost a month living on the Emerald Isle thus far,...
Cork City Chronicles: the Luck of the Irish

Cork City Chronicles: the Luck of the Irish

It didn’t hit me that I was actually moving to a new country (again) until the plane was about to leave. Once I finally made it on the plane, buckled my seat belt, and heard the engine starting to fire up, I realized there was no turning back. I sent out my last...

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