I’m Sick

Yes, it finally happened. Somewhere on a bus to the airport in Ireland, (travel update coming towards the end of the week, stay tuned!) I got homesick.

It was bound to happen, right? I just didn’t know when it was going to pop up and attack.

It hit me out of the blue. One moment I was appreciating how lovely Ireland looked early in the morning, the next moment I found myself thinking about New Jersey mornings with tears in my eyes.

It’s one of the strangest feelings here. I still want to stay in Ireland, but a part of me wants to get back on a plane and grab a bagel and pizza back home.

I’ve been missing my family even more as Thanksgiving peeks it’s head about the corner. One of the reasons it’s one of my favorite holidays is because it gives everyone a reason to get together. I love joking around with my cousins and catching up with my aunts and uncles. I know I’ll still see them in December, but I’m sad I’m missing out on sitting around a big table, or even on the floor, listening in to the different coversations everyone has.

I’m sure this is exactly what my mom and dad wanted to hear, that their little girl does have a heart and does want to journey back home. I know I sound like I’m ready to give up, but I’m not.

I love my family and I surprisingly love my hometown, but I have been loving traveling around Ireland and parts of Europe. I’m making the most of my time here and I know I’ll have so many stories to share when I share Christmas with my family.

So, there’s your mini update for the week. I’ve been on planes, trains, and in some automobiles this week so it’s been hard to find time to write about what’s going on in my insane brain.

I hope you all enjoy learning about how I am human and I do have a heart, next time it’ll be a little more uplifting and hopefully includes some cool pictures. Wish me luck throughout the rest of my “study” week, and to you sláinte!

4 Replies to “I’m Sick”

  1. You certainly have a gift for writing. I feel like I’m in Ireland again and I enjoy hearing your feelings when you are there. You know how to travel. i’ve been to Amsterdam but only the airport early in the morning! I didn’t see any of the water ways and quaint houses. Have you been to Northern Ireland? Did you know that your “great great great grandparents” Michael and Margaret Sweeney O’Donnell were married in Limerick in St. Michael’s Church about 1849 before coming to the United States. Limerick is a city but Donnegal is nice and you even had the ocean, a peaceful view. Now you had a taste of Ireland you’ll want to return! I look forward to your journal. Have fun with your family. You’ll have more to show and not enough time!!
    Love, Aunt Mildred and Uncle Mike

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  2. It’s good to miss home and the family.
    With about 1/2 of your time in Ireland already in your rear view mirror. You will be home faster then you can say I didn’t do all the things I had planned to do. Your parents are coming next week and you can get together with your friends from the USA to celebrate America’s
    Unique holiday. It will be fun!
    Love GP& GM

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