Summer is coming to an end, and I will be spending the last parts of August in Dallas. It’s time to leave behind the hills, greenery, and coast to join the thousands of people who are sweltering in the Texas heat. To me, though, the heat sounds pretty nice considering the highest temperature Dublin saw this summer was 74. Tonight I will pack shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits and leave behind my jackets and boots.
I’m very much looking forward to this trip home. I’ll get to spend two weeks with family and friends, watch one of my best friends get married from a bridesmaid’s front row seat, and possibly add a little color to this shockingly pale skin. No more paying for parking, inflated shopping prices, dollar to euro conversion, rain (hopefully), and as I pointed out in my last post, driving on the wrong side of the road. I’ll miss Matt, but after a long distance relationship of 9 months until this past June, I think two weeks will be a piece of cake.
Even though this blog covers “a series of Emily’s European adventures,” I do plan to write a bit while I’m home. My trip to Dallas is just another addition to the adventure that is my life right now. With the wedding, gatherings with friends, and the American lifestyle, I’m sure I can come up with a few things that I feel are worthy to talk about. When I come back to Dublin, September is going to be a very exciting month for writing: trips to Paris, the Dublin Fringe Festival, a couple American Women’s Club get-togethers, and a possible visit from friends in London.
So, as summer comes to an end, I’m very excited for what the fall holds for me in Europe. It’s been an exciting summer here in Dublin, and there has been a lot of change, but it’s all been exciting and interesting, if not unexpected. So, pray for safe travels tomorrow, and a slight breeze in the Dallas heat, because Texas here I come!