Lately, I’ve been realizing there are a few things that I wish I could have brought with me from Australia for my year-long stay in Ireland, and this list just slowly compiled itself.
What I wish I’d have brought:
- A powerboard to plug into my converter, rather than having to rely on using one item at a time.
- More thick jackets, because it seems I can find warmer jackets in Australia than I can in Ireland.
- A bag like Mary Poppins, because I now have a book library that I want to try and take home.
- A never-ending supply of Australian food. (Timtams mainly, possibly one jar of Vegemite to show others.)
- The sun.
I do miss some of these things, but I’m also glad to be where I am right now. I wouldn’t have met such a wide variety of people who care so much about this community otherwise. I’ve also discovered my love of Custard Cream biscuits since coming to Ireland, so it’s not all too bad.
Anna is from Australia and currently working in Ireland as part of the Immersion intern programme. She loves getting to see the smiling faces of the kids she works with but also feels the sadness of all the lost people around her.