To end our last day in Ireland as a group, we shared one experience that impacted us the most. For me it was getting off the plane, stepping onto ground I've never stood on before, smelling clean air and seeing people and places I had yet to explore. Looking into the cleanest blue water, the litter free and lush grass, and the eyes of people who share my amazement of the beautiful sights of the Cliffs of More, I realized something today... I realized up until today, I hadn't let this experience sink in completely. I hadn't accounted for all the people who went out of their way to make this trip special.
The trip cost $3,000, but included knowledgeable and singing tour guides, enticing discussion with very interesting people, gorgeous sights, delicious food, loving Irish locals, and priceless memories.
I had an absolutely incredible experience here in Ireland and I feel as though I owe many people thanks for making it all possible. Had I attempted to do this on my own, it wouldn't have turned out anywhere near as amazing.
I'm grateful for my teachers for offering the trip in the first place. Without their help I may have never made it here. I'm very lucky to have so many people who love me and understand why I am here, who offered support, no matter what form, and can't wait to have their own experiences vicariously through my stories, pictures, and gifts upon my return.
Today I fell asleep in the sun. I woke up to find that I was in fact out of money and I couldn't get in touch with anyone who wasn't one of the 24 others who came on this trip (my phone died), but I had an amazing experience, gorgeous scenery, and the warm sun that made those things matter less and less.
Thank you to everyone who made this an unforgettable experience for me.
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