Happy 4th of July everyone! I know it's not quite the 4th in the US, but it is here in Dublin!
|4th of July 2011 - Boston|
Those thoughts then brought on thoughts of home. It's now July which means I will officially be leaving next month (though I haven't booked a flight yet), but I still have been having some nostalgic feelings for home. Just the small things like smelling the ocean, a bbq, a rain storm that in my mind should end with a big lightening show but doesn't.
I have loved my time here in Dublin, but I can't help but look forward to getting back to my life in the US. I've been looking around my room at the things I will soon have to pack and take home with me, but there are so many more things I've bought or accumulated that I can't. I have so many things for the apartment that make this place feel a little bit more like home but they will stay here when I leave. This also means that they are all things I will have to purchase again when I decide to move somewhere else.
As much as I love traveling, I think I've reached the point where I'm ready to set up a more stable home base. I want to be able to decorate a place without having to worry about having to un-decorate it months later, or questioning whether a certain purchase will be worth the investment for a certain period of time.
Anyway, I hope you all (at home and abroad) have a great 4th of July. Someone enjoy fireworks for me please!
|Not taken on the 4th but just some of the people/places I'm missing!|