Three years ago I decided it was time to venture outside the United States. I’d been longing to cross the ocean and explore new territory. I longed for immersing myself in a new culture and to hear new accents. My first overseas adventure was a solo trip to Ireland in September of 2013. I boarded my Aer Lingus flight to Dublin with a sense of excitement but no fear. I remember the approach to Dublin airport…….we hovered over Dun Laoghaire on the initial descent and I got my first glimpse of Ireland. Street lights twinkling outside cottages in the dark sky.
I had finally arrived!