… I really had an alright time here. I saw a country, which I probably would have never visited if it hadn’t been for this internship, and I’m glad for it as there are some breathtaking sceneries on The Green Island. Some of the highlights from my travels here:
Well, my start here wasn’t the best with this piggie roommate of mine, that horrible electricity meter, all that rain and the ugly street I’ve lived on. Thank goodness that guy moved out and the electricity issue got much better as he was the one using all the energy really ;-). The weather improved. Yeah it still rained every day or so and I hated that but I got two cute umbrellas (after one of mine broke in Belfast where we got super soaked by the way) and I got lucky in the fact that it was rarely pouring while I was working to and from work after that.
Work in itself was enjoyable. I had things to do and I learned a couple of things and was also able to teach my co-workers a couple of things so that was nice. Unfortunately the office never really did anything together after work and with the office being kind of in the suburbs we never went for a drink or anything. There was one party though where we had loads of fun and then thankfully a new girl started to work there and we went out three times and got along great. I’m glad that the internship is over now as I feel that I have exhausted my learning curve there and I’m looking forward to having a real job some time soon. I was very surprised today, my office gave me a lovely 😉 DKNY watch as a farewell gift. I was honestly shocked that they spent over 150€ on their intern! Felt very appreciated!
I was also very lucky in that respect, that a total of 9 people visited me in these four months and I really enjoyed touring Ireland with them. I was busy almost every weekend, this month actually being an extreme as I was in 4 countries in 4 weeks. However, overall I rarely felt too stressed or overwhelmed by the amount of things I had going on in my life – as long as I wasn’t thinking about them but just doing them. A very good thing to have found out about me.
The Irish culture as I experienced it didn’t thrill me too much. They drink way too much for my taste. I don’t mind having a drink or two every day of the weekend but drinking till you’re comatose every day of the weekend and being hung-over Monday and Tuesday is just not my cup of tea. I’m also not a big fan of all the puke that you see on the streets because of that to be honest. Now, being in a pub and having a pint of beer is loads of fun though and there’s usually a cosy atmosphere I just don’t like the sheer amount they drink most of the times.
The famous Irish kindness was there but also a whole lot of rudeness. I think in the rural parts people are much nicer but here in Dublin most people on the street are pretty rude. All the ones that I have been in closer touch with though have been kind – not excessivly but you know, like me kind of. ;-). I have experienced great kindness up north so I’m not ruling out that it exists.
Clothes… let’s not talk about clothes… track suits/jogging pants – enough said.
So anyways, my time here is up and I’m fine with that. I’m not jumping for joy but I’m no where near being sad. The internship was good for my resume, I saw beautiful places and shopped much. Have I found happiness here and want to stay here? Nooooo but I did buy loads of stuff at Penney’s today and shopping always makes a girl happy. 😀
I’ll see you on the mainland my lovely readers. I hope you enjoyed reading about my life in Ireland!