It has been two months since I moved to Ireland, the place that has been number one on my bucket list for a very long time. I can’t say that things went easy and without stress, but I enjoy every bit of it. Ireland is everything I expected and hoped for, and even more. I challenged my inner introvert and as a result made many wonderful connections. People in Ireland, regardless of their nationality, are very warm and open, easy to approach and extremely helpful. They will give you a warm handshake the first time they meet you and a bear hug when you part ways at the end of the day. Their warmth is infectious and I always find myself carried away in the atmosphere of meeting a long-lost friend or relative whereas in fact we just met for the first time in our lives.
This update has been long overdue, but I was reluctant to write about the changes in my life, because I felt insecure of my future and pressured to the point where I wanted to crawl into a hole and silently sleep there for all eternity. I have spent the past several months being depressed, anxious, and obsessed over all major and minor things. Fortunately, it all changed before I could find that hole to crawl into. The moment I learned that my Study Visa to Ireland has been approved, I felt this immense relief and I could finally breathe freely.