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MA Musings #1 or I Can’t Believe I’ve Moved to Ireland

September 25, 2020
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I figured that I am long overdue in updating this blog of mine for my family, friends, and followers. I know for all of us, it has been a long and weary past six months with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic with no break on the horizon. I hope this email finds you in good health but I’ll say no more or I’ll risk sounding like the prelude of a Jane Austen letter!

I figured it would be good to inform everyone, if you don’t already know from social media, that I have moved to Ireland. That’s right, I’VE MOVED TO IRELAND. *Cue trumpet fanfare.* It’s hard to believe I finally get to type those words after years of dreaming. The dream has become reality and I am beyond excited despite the unusual outer circumstances of the pandemic. 

The entrance to the St. Patrick’s College cemetery.

I am honored to have been awarded a Fulbright award to pursue a Master’s degree in Irish Traditional Music this academic year. I won’t bore you with the details since I don’t even know them yet, but I’m settled in Maynooth and on board for wherever this wild ride of a year takes me. I feel utterly honored and blessed to be here and pursuing this crazy dream of mine. Many things are uncertain, as you can imagine, but I’m ready to be creative and make the best out of whatever comes. 

The beautiful St. Patrick’s College in Maynooth.

Thank you, dear readers, for coming along on this adventure with me. I’ll be writing regularly with photos and stories as I go along. I hope these little updates bring a little unexpected joy and beauty into your life. 

Hannah