Bonjour mo chairde!

Áine has finished college for the year and now can actually write for fun again, woohoo!!

First off, if your new welcome, if your a returning guest, welcome back my friend, apologies for the non intentional break!

So anyone who actually reads this blog will know I have been in college in the great ol’ Gtown for the year, Galway that is. I was studying Journalism and Sound and had the privilege of living in the absolutely stunning Salthill, with a view of the prom from my bedroom window. The year was interesting to say the least, I made friends, memories and now have a vast collection of pictures of the sea and birds – randomly enough.

Salthill Prom

I had always wanted to go to college or at least live in Galway for a period of time, everyone and anyone who visits Galway or lives there boasts about how amazing the city is, the lavish and extravagant nightlife and yeah I did get to experience this in Galway, however I didn’t fall in love with the place like everyone had predicted I would. The college year itself contained a variety of mixed emotions, there were some highs, but I’m not going to lie, an awful lot of lows in regards to my time at college in Galway.

That being said, I’m not going to delve into the deep and dark on my first post back in a long time, I did also get to experience some amazing moments in Galway, ones, that I for one was not expecting. I got to experience to some extent what its like to have your shit together, by no means did I actually have it together but I was relatively stable which is good enough for me! In comparison to 17 year old me in Tralee, and being an absolute disaster. I got to learn the importance of quality over quantity when it comes to friendships, in the whole year, yes I made loads of acquaintances but only made one true friendship, that I hope will last longer than the year just gone! I found out that one of my favorite things to do in the entire world is being near the sea. There have been so many times where I’ve walked the prom with a huge smile on my face just because I’m so happy to be next to the sea, and there are people walking towards me like what the hell is this crazy bitch grinning at?!

So yeah, overall the year was a great experience, adventure and taught me a lot. Oh and did I mention that I got to witness two rescue seals be released back into the water?? Because I did, and it was fucking awesome!! And for the most part Galway itself was fabulous, it is a really lovely city and by the end of the year when the weather got nice it was just so nice to chill out at the Spanish Arch with friends,  it was more so the college aspect of the year that eh, was shite, in a nutshell.

I know this was a bit of a rambley kind of post but I promise there will be more quality content in the next few weeks, I got to get that creativity flowing and all that!

Áine

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