Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

There is Irish soda bread on the snack table, everyone is wearing green, the sun is shining, and the bagpipes are playing. It must be Saint Patrick’s Day! Most of our celebration of this day happens the Sunday after, when my hometown hosts their annual parade. So since today is Throwback Thursday, I thought I…

Throwback Thursday: Girl Meets Ireland

I can’t believe that it was six whole years ago that I was studying abroad in Ireland. Some of those memories are still so alive that they feel like yesterday. These memories are especially vibrant during the month of March, which is filled with green and shamrocks and beer and potatoes and parades and Celtic…

Once, I Lived in Ireland

Once. Just once. One time. One day, one weekend, one month, one semester. One moment. One memory. Once. Our lives are made up of thousands of “onces”. So many beautiful and funny and amazing and wonderful stories that we tell begin with a once. “Once when I was in college…” “Once I met this girl…”…

March Memories: Bungee!

When I was a kid, I was afraid of a lot of things. I hated the big wooden rollercoaster on the boardwalk, I hated thunderstorms, I hated flying, I hated scary movies. I don’t know what happened, but eventually it wore away. I tried one rollercoaster, then a bigger one, then one with a loop,…