Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Live tonight because you can't take it with ya, raise your pint for the people who aren't with us"

I found this song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis today. Not only is it awesome, but it totally reminded me of my Mom. She would have loved to hear this song! Raising my pint to you Mom!! 

Monday, March 11, 2013

“It’s a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You’ll realize what's changed is you.” Benjamin Button

I literally cannot believe that its nearly mid-March. I've been living in Dublin since August 2012 and have loved every single minute of it--even the hard moments of adjusting to living somewhere far away from everything familiar. But, as I'm about to purchase my plane ticket to NC where I'll be for 2 months this summer before returning to Dublin, I'm wondering if I'll experience reverse culture shock. It will have been nearly a year since I'll have been back. I've completely re-adjusted to life in Dublin and I know I won't be staying in NC permanently so I won't be changing habits just for the summer. I'm SO excited to go back and see my family and friends and participate in my best friend's wedding, but there's a great deal of anxiety as well. I'll just cross that bridge when I get there I guess!

In the meantime, here are a few things I'm looking forward to about NC:

1. family!
2. friends I haven't seen in too long
makeup! clothes! groceries! all in one convenient location

4. The Pit- barbecue, sweet tea, bourbon, mac'n'cheese

5. Long, hot, sunny walks at Lake Johnson

6. Seeing Fayetteville St.--my favorite area in Downtown Raleigh

7. Yates Mill Pond--my favorite little hidden gem of Raleigh. I completely feel like I'm in another time when I'm there