By Alexis McSparren, Feb 6, 2022, 5:00 AM
I first fell in love with the idea of moving abroad five years ago after spending a semester in England.
I met incredible people, tried new things, and focused on what I wanted most out of life while temporarily letting go of everything stressing me out at home.
But after I returned to the US, the stress came back, and I realized I’d do anything to make my dream of living abroad a reality. Picking up and moving to Ireland on a spur-of-the-moment decision two years ago has presented many challenges, but I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.
Read on for some of the things that surprised me when I first got to Ireland.