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Introduction

Hi friend! Welcome to keeping up with Sass!

Before you ask, let me explain this site title. 1- No not sass as in the attitude (although there probably will be a bit of that on here too) but Sass with a capital S, as in the nickname I was given as a kid. 2- I did not have a clue what to call this blog… This was the best I could come up with.

DISCLAIMER: If you’re thinking that this is an extremely structured and grammatically correct blog, just leave now. This blog will be filled with comma splices, punctuation mistakes, and a butt load of sarcasm. If you’re cool with that, then please stay and continue reading 🙂

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London, England

In case you’re not aware… I’m currently on a two week long March break. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know, but it’s definitely not because of all the work I’ve been doing. But let’s be honest… when you get two weeks off of school, you take it and you don’t complain.

I decided to make three trips during these two weeks. Most of my first week was spent in London, then I had to come back to Dublin for a very low key day (also known as St Patrick’s day), then I’ll be headed to two other countries for the second week. No, I will not tell you where those countries are yet. You have to wait and read about it later.

Enough babbling, let’s talk about London!

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A Perfect Day

I know what you’re thinking… There’s no such thing as a perfect day, right?

WRONG! Yes there is! And I experienced it in all its glory this past Saturday on a day trip to Northern Ireland.

This trip was a very last minute decision. It was only late on Friday night, that I decided I was gonna join two of my friends on a day trip to Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Due to the fact that it was so last minute, I didn’t even bother to check the weather for the time I would be there…. I checked and was devastated to see weather warnings for Belfast (city in Northern Ireland). It was gonna be a very rainy, very windy and probably kind of miserable day.

Barcelona, Spain

If you’re reading this, it means I have made it back alive from my first trip since being here!!!! (Yey me!) I decided to start the adventures off strong and head to Barcelona for the weekend (still can’t believe I can say this). Also, YEY for picture posts!

Something I realized during my three days in Spain: two years of Spanish did me absolutely no good! I didn’t understand a word anyone spoke to me and all I could manage to remember to say was “gracias”.

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A Love Letter

It’s Valentine’s Day! Normally, I couldn’t care less, but today is special… It was exactly a month ago that I left home in Montreal to embark on this amazing journey. For the past week, I have been trying to find a creative, interesting and entertaining way to write something honouring both events today… My genius idea: A love letter to Mr. Student exchange. In this post, I attempt to explain why I love Mr. Student exchange and why I chose to meet him in the first place:

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First impressions

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Update: Ireland is mostly but not just fun and games. I had my first week of classes this week! If you read the previous post, you would know that I’ve been really excited to finally start school and establish some kind of an organized routine. Here are some of my first impressions about my first week of classes and about other fun but not so important things.

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Now what?

I’M BACK!!! And I’m in Ireland…. K now what?

So as you may or may not have noticed, there was no blog post last week, but hopefully, scholarship people aren’t devils and this won’t matter much. If you’re reading this as soon as it’s posted, I’ve already been in Dublin for a little over a week and classes just started today. This means that I’ve been in Dublin for an entire week with no strict schedule… You would think that I would love this freedom, that I would enjoy my first week in a new city completely free to do whatever I want, without having any actual responsibilities to help ground me. Contrary to popular belief, I think this sudden freedom has made it harder to adjust to being here.

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Apparently, Worry is Inevitable

“Aren’t you scared?”

“Do you know anyone going with you?”

“You’re gonna be all by yourself?”

“You haven’t seen the school?”

“But, aren’t you scared?”

These are just a few of the questions I get when I first tell people that I am going to study in Ireland for a semester. These are valid questions,  but initially, I couldn’t understand why  negativity and fear were the first emotions that people experienced when they found out about my plans. Why couldn’t people be excited first and worried second?

I know I was.
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