Back to the Beginning

I have been moving around a lot lately, but am thankfully out of the place I stayed in November. For a week I was in Dun Laoghaire, which is South Dublin. I was biking in to work, which took about 45 minutes, but for the week there wasn’t a drop of rain in the mornings! And I was staying on the couch of two other lovely Canadian women, so it was wonderful company. When I returned from work exhausted from the exercise it was so nice to have others to talk to by the fire. Dun Laoghaire has two piers, and I quite enjoyed walking them and touching the blue door at the end to make a wish. There’s also a lovely food market at People’s Park on Sundays, and this past weekend I savoured a sunny stroll through the market, enjoying olives and seed bread as I walked.

DSC04525 DSC04512 DSC04504 DSC04502On Monday I moved back to the first place I stayed, and am so happy to be here. I’ve shared some lovely dinners and evenings with the woman I’m staying with, and have had the last couple days off work, which has been quite relaxing. The rain has kept me in for the most part, but I went in to Trinity for a meeting today and spent some time in the Science Gallery. Trinity sure is a nice looking campus, even in the rain.

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Being back in the same room I began in certainly makes me reflect on my time in Ireland thus far. It feels like it has been such a long time even though it’s only been a few months. It’s also strange to think that I’ll be starting over again in a way in January when I come back and have to find a place to stay and do all these things again. I hope that it will be somewhat easier given that I’ve done it already, but I’m not so sure. It’s a reminder that life is always uncertain and I never know what will come next. The difficult part is figuring out how to enjoy the moments that I am in and appreciate the present for what it has to offer, even when I feel very fixated on the future.

4 thoughts on “Back to the Beginning”

  1. Nice to see some blue skies! And no snow!

    Thanks for keeping us posted. Glad to hear you are staying in pleasant surroundings. It makes all the difference to have a cozy, friendly place to return to in the evening.

    Making plans for heading to France soon? When does that happen?

    1. I’m heading to France on my birthday 🙂
      I think my flight is around noon. When I was on google maps one day I noticed that below Dublin airport it says the time and date of my flight…freaky!
      Do you have snow?

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