Love is all you need

During my time in Northern Ireland, I’ve been on a quest to open the massive, padlocked gate behind which happiness seems to reside. I’ve lately caught myself reading further into situations in an attempt to uncover the next key. Most interactions with strangers, taxi drivers, and clerks result in the initial question, “Where are you…

Draw a map, find a path, take a breath and run

Few feelings top the sensation of flying through the clouds.  Despite mild turbulence and occasional PA announcements, the fluffy white sky outside the airplane’s windows morphs human limitations into endless possibilities. Blocking out nausea and some serious psychological doubts, I boarded a plane from Newark, New Jersey to Belfast, Northern Ireland last week.  The couple…

Land of green meets the city

A full week has already passed in my semester abroad and it is going unbelievably fast! Even being here for a short amount of time I have found countless differences between the culture, the food and definitely the weather from Greensburg, PA. I can promise that the one thing people think of when hearing “Ireland”…