Places to Visit

There has been lots of stuff going on! First, I found out I will have to apply to stay in Ireland for longer than 90 days as soon as I get there. I'm fine with that though, it will honestly take a bit of stress off me. I'm working crazy long hours, and as soon as I get my birth certificate in the mail I think I am going to get another job and drop Michaels. It isn't worth my time to be working at Michaels when I could be making more at another job, and it isn't worth the stress anymore. I'm starting to get really burned out working so much and I want to get this done as soon as possible. Tips are always nice so I was thinking about waitressing or maybe another coffee shop, something of the sort. Hopefully my clumsiness isn't a huge problem. :)

Second, as I mentioned I will need a laptop. I asked Chris to help me find one since I'm absolutely oblivious when it comes to finding anything even remotely close to what I need. He found a really really super cool one too. I'll wait a few more months before I get it, but I'm very excited! Here's the link:

Beautiful, right? And it sounds perfect for what I need.

I started putting together a list of all the things I want to see and do as soon as I get to Ireland. I have to admit I'm going to have a lot of fun being a tourist for the first couple of weeks. I'm especially excited for the castles, Killarney National Park, and the main street area. When you look at pictures of Downtown Killarney, it is totally surreal.

Here's a general list:

Muckross House

Muckross Abbey

Gap of Dunloe

Ross Castle

Dingle Peninsula
As you can tell I had fun finding photos, but I can't wait to take my own! :) I'm going to be permanently glued to my camera once I get there. Can't wait.

Dia Duit!

Okay, well...I decided to start a blog for when I move to Ireland. This seems like a great way to share pictures and stories with my family and friends. :)

As of now, I've been saving for about 6 months and I should only have about another 6 months left; hopefully! I'm very excited because it is starting to feel real and I'm absolutely ready to go. For those of you that don't know, I'm moving to Killarney. It's in co. Kerry, in southern Ireland. The town is very small, and right next to beautiful Killarney National Park. Killarney is on the Ring of Kerry. Absolutely magical. The town is touristy, but that's not such a bad thing. If I'm going to stay longer than the three months I'm allowed without applying to stay longer, I'll need a job and I'm hoping that since it is so touristy I'll have more luck with that.

I started learning Gaelic! I know that no one actually speaks it anymore, but it's something I've wanted to do for years. I got the Rosetta Stone for Irish for Christmas this year and I love it so far!!! It really does make learning a language easy...well, at least so far. Ask me after I've completed a few more units and we'll see if I still say the same thing. I am having fun though.

That's about it so far. I've been looking at rooms to rent while I'm there and it is amazingly inexpensive! They look like nice places too. I'm actually kind of excited to share a house with someone. I think I'll have more fun that way than if I get a place to myself. I've also been looking into laptops so I'll be able to go through my plethora of pictures I will take and upload them both here and on DA.

Speaking of which, here is a link to my DA page:

Slan for now!!!!