2 weeks ago today I was getting on the airplane to move my life to Ireland. Well, I made it and it has been beyond my expectations.
Moving to Ireland has always been a dream of mine; something I always wanted to do. Many people ask if I had been here before or why I wanted to move here and honestly just from photos it made me want to see what it was like. I wanted a place where I would be surrounded by greenery, water, culture, music and everything in between.
I'm sitting in my room in my apartment as I write this for you to read. The view out my window is of the ocean. I can smell the salt water when my window is open and contrary to what everyone says, the sunshine is beaming in through my window. I feel happy here. I feel like this is where I belong...but like I said it's only been 2 weeks. My housemates are a wonderful couple. They have been and continue to be so welcoming and really made me feel like I was coming home.
I have a beautiful balcony that is huge and has tons of room for me to practice yoga. We often leave the door open to the balcony to let in that salty, Galway breeze from the ocean. I can walk out my front door and be on the beach and walk miles and miles along the water. There are cafes, bars, restaurants, cute little bakeries, a post office, two casinos and many more shops all in my town.
Salthill in the name of the town and I have been told that if you are to move to Galway, Salthill is the place to be. I am a 15-minute walk into the Galway city centre where there is live music on the streets, fun pubs with live music (really there is just live music everywhere), and the cutest little shops. The cobblestone pathway to all the shops makes it feel like there is history in these roads. There is always something to discover and people to meet.
For anyone wondering, no I have not found a job yet. I am trying to enjoy my time before I jump into work. I want to embrace each moment, enjoy each moment, and discover the small things and the big things this country has to offer. There is so much to do and see in Ireland and I can't wait to see what this next chapter holds. The people I will meet along the way, the adventures I will go on, the challenges I will face and the challenges I will overcome.
This feels like home. This feels like a place where I belong. I feel whole. I feel so much love. This is the place I have been searching for. I have a good feeling about this one.
"Home is not where you are from, it is where you belong. Some of us travel the whole world to find it. Others, find it in a person." - Beau Taplin