Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New York, New York?

Wow. It really doesn't feel like a month (give or take) since I last blogged. I guess sometimes you lose track of time. Over the last while, I've suddenly had an urge to do something. Anything, really. Travelling seemed like the simplest option. The least painful. Organising my career path or *cough* relationship *cough* path is far too much effort.

So, I'm going to Edinburgh to visit a friend. And then to New York, with friends. Then to Mexico, to visit a friend. And then to Paris, to visit yet another friend. Have I a really international set of friends? No.

They do seem to migrate once they get to know me though, should I take it personally?

Now obviously that's a hell of a lot of travelling for one summer so I know that it won't be feasible to do all of it at once, or even in two summers. But the point is, that planning these trips is really exciting for me. I love the idea of taking off and going somewhere completely different. seeing how other people live. If you'd approached me a year ago with an itinerary like that, I would have run scared. Now, it's kind of exciting. It's really incredible how much you can change in a short space of time.

To fund all this, I will also be working. Don't worry, I don't have an endless mountain of cash. It pales in comparison to what my friend Niamh is doing though, she's dedicating her entire summer (of about 3 months) to working with poor children in Calcutta. It almost hurts being around her because she's so virtuous. It makes me feel incredibly selfish for some reason. So, to ease my conscience and do my own little bit for charity, I'm doing the Flora Women's mini-marathon in Dublin for GOAL Ireland. It's not much but it is a goal (excuse the pun) to strive for and all in all I'm really looking forward to this summer.

I would love to know what you will be up to. Sky-diving, trying to keep the kids entertained (which is a sport in itself) or taking it easy and enjoying your time off?

Slán go fóill! (Bye for now).

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