In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share my love of Ireland with you. It’s a place that holds most of my fondest and special memories.
When I was a little girl, we used to spend a month in Ireland every few years. Staying with my grandparents, Frank and Eileen, we would wake up every morning with excitement to get our penny sweet money. My sister Joedy and I would walk to the corner store and spend ages in the sweet shop, deciding how to spend our 50 cents. Do we get penny sweets? An ice cream? Or stickers to bring home to the US and trade with our friends?
Another sweet memory and most recent, was my wedding with my husband Mike. Our closest friends and family came from all over the world to spend a few magical days with us in a castle in Ireland. It was the dreamiest reality I’ve ever experienced.
Besides having such great memories, trips to Ireland are necessary for my health! With traveling back and forth from LA to NY and everywhere in between, the immediate sense of relief and relaxation I feel in Ireland is unmatched. There is no experience like New York City or Los Angeles or San Francisco in Ireland. Ireland has one major city and the rest is beautiful greenery, small towns and sheep! The energy is completely different in Ireland than it is in the US. You naturally want to unwind, slow down, and unplug (just for a little!).
When my sister and I were little girls, we used to tell everyone that we were moving to Ireland when we turn 18. It was always our fantasy to live there when we grew up. Of course, once we grew up, we understood how lucky we were that our parents came to the United States and what the US has to offer. But it is still always a dream of mine to someday spend part of my time every year in Ireland! Its good to have dreams!
Maybe someday! In the meantime, Ireland, I will love you and love you!