It was always going to be hard having moved back to Ireland and returning to college here from New York City! But I actually think living abroad for a few months helped me to fall back in love with my home country. Before moving away, I couldn’t wait to get out of here but now I’m really beginning to realise what a beautiful place it is.
I am halfway through the final year of my degree and honestly, I have never loved college as much! I am busier than ever, and I think that’s why I love it. I also get to study what I love this year, rather than having to focus on subjects I have no interest in.
In June, I finally turned 21! Can I just stay this age forever please?! I wasn’t 21 when I went to Vegas, so that’s a good enough excuse to go back, right?
After giving up soccer 6 years ago, I was missing it a lot. In September, I rejoined with my college and it feels so great to be playing again! I also prefer staying active this way so much more than going to the gym.
September was also the month I began my driving lessons. I put off starting them for so long, one day I just decided to bite the bullet and get started while I have some free time in college! I have 3 more to go and honestly I hate driving so much!! I just can’t wait to be finished with the lessons now!
During 2016, I was lucky enough to visit so many new places. The year began with a mini tour of Central Europe, where I visited Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest, all thanks to one of my best friends, Alexandra! In May, I went on a girls trip to L.A., San Diego and Las Vegas with my cousin, my two aunts and my mom. I wish we could redo it all over again! I also went to London for a weekend in September and finished off the year with another trip to Bratislava and Vienna to the Christmas markets.
As well as travelling abroad, I took a few trips around Ireland. I visited another best friend, Kelly, in Sligo and went to Kerry multiple times – which really is the nicest place ever when the weather is good.
My final highlight has to be Gilmore Girls, which is definitely my favourite show I watched in 2016. I began watching at the start of November and had all 7 seasons finished by the end of December. I have never watched a show so fast! Now to start watching A Year in the Life..