When you tell people you’re from another country there’s a few questions that you are bound to be asked. As well as a few randoms! It’s usually whenever I meet someone I get asked a lot of these! It’s been three years of answering them so I have the answers memorized, haha.
Retro Flame’s new video actually inspired this post! She is the opposite of me…from Ireland and moved to America. She’s brilliant and I love her content!
Hopefully these answers give a little insight into my blog!
- Is your red hair natural?
….Followed by have you ever changed the color? Haha. My color is my natural one! I wanted ombre when I was younger and got my whole head dyed platinum blonde…It was so embarrassing and not my best look. I’ll stick with the red.
- Why did you pick Ireland?
My parents are from Ireland and they brought me over a lot growing up, which I’m super thankful for. I have always loved Ireland, the people and the culture! University in Ireland just seemed like a great idea to me when I was seventeen and it’s cheaper than most unis/colleges stateside. It’s still my best decision yet!
- How’d you pick your uni?
I had researched all the Irish universities for awhile and thought Maynooth would be the best fit for me. I figured it would be less overwhelming than going to school directly in the city, but if I wanted a city vibe I could just take the train/bus into Dublin. Read more in my post about applying to Irish university here.
- Which country do you prefer?
It’s very tough to pick! Both have amazing places, things, foods and people that I love so much!
- What do you miss most about Massachusetts?
Buffalo chicken pizza tenders/pizza and Dunkin Donuts iced coffee. And my family and friends and my sweet little dog.
- Where will you live after uni and what will you do?
I’m moving to Belfast, woohoo! Cannot wait. I have some ideas work wise, but only time will tell!
- How do you avoid being homesick when you live so far away from home?
Only around my birthday do I get a bit homesick. Mine literally just passed but it’s a day where I always want to wake up at home! It’s okay to miss home/be homesick! It doesn’t make your journey/trip/move any less successful.
My tips are:
– Try and stay busy and distracted. Clean, cook, workout, study, whatever!
– Do something that makes you happy.
– Meet up with friends! Call your friends and/or family if you can’t meet up.
And here’s the most important one:
– I also remind myself I once lived at home and wanted to move to Ireland so badly! And that I am very happy here and have built a wonderful life for myself! The homesick feeling will pass!