Ringing in My Birthday

March 8, 1996 at 7:02 pm a girl was brought into this crazy world. 23 years later the world is still crazy but a few good things have come along. Looking back on the past 22 years of my life I have regrets. We all do. It’s hard not too. But even so I’ve accomplished and done things I didn’t think I had the strength to do. I spent my 23rd birthday on a bus tour of Ireland. I got to see a small fishing village on the south of Galway Bay and sang Ed Sheeran on the bus. I got to see some baby cliffs that we’re over 100 feet above water. And the thing I’ve always wanted to do was to see the Cliffs of Moher. To describe what I saw is pretty hard. The day was gloomy and filled with showers but right when we got to the cliffs it was like the storm had parted and the sun came out. It was beautiful. I couldn’t believe I was there. It was surreal. I got swept by hurricane force winds (literally), got pelted by ocean water and got mud all over my boots. It was an adventure filled with laughter that took my breath away much like the view I saw. I started shedding tears. I couldn’t believe. Here I was. At the most break taking scene I’ve ever seen. Time slowed for a second and I never felt more at peace than in that moment. I was overwhlemed with emotions. We had mazing tour bus driver who is as Irish as they come. He was funny, sweet, great sense of humor and sang many Irish songs. We finished the day at Dublin’s oldest pub. To think my trip was coming to an end is sad. But it was a trip filled with endless shivering, missing trains, a wrong stop, interesting people and most importantly lots of laughter. I even fell from laughing.

There’s still so much to say but my trip isn’t over yet. I still have to fly back to London and hopefully watch a game at a pub. So I’ll be back to tell you all about the endless shivering, missing trains, a wrong stop, the people and the attacks of laughter.

Until than grab a pint of beer and like the Irish say, “Slàinte!”

Thank you to everyone who wished me happy birthday and to the girls who made it special!!

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