In short? I’m a 26 year old, happy-go-lucky intrepid traveller, with no idea what I want to do with my life except to keep on travelling and hopefully do some good along the way.
My life so far…
Spent 6 amazing years in boarding school where I became the independent,open-minded person I am today and made some life long friends.Went through a stage when I did a lot of sailing…sailed from Ireland to Liverpool, Amsterdam and even Gdansk in Poland! Also spent 4 months in a school in Laval, France to improve my french when I was 15. That summer I volunteered in an Orphanage in Minsk,Belarus which I absolutely LOVED. This really shaped what the next 5 years of my life would be like.
Upon leaving school I spent a year volunteering in a school in South Africa teaching Business and Economics. Went on to study European Business and French for 1 year but not before a stint working in a crazy backpackers hostel in beautiful Paris. Then set off to Kenya with 2 college friends where we volunteered in a school, had some random trips hitchhiking around Kenya, Uganda and Sudan.
Went back to college…but transferred to do a Degree in Journalism. Spent half the summer teaching english then decided last-minute to fly to Ethiopia to join my friend from Uganda. After a month made my way to Kenya and travelled with another school friend.
Then I joined Couchsurfing! Decided to stay put in Dublin to live in a CS house and hosted over 100 people in 2 months…let the travelling come to me so to speak! Won a travel scholarship with EIL so traveled to Germany for 3 weeks to participate in Eurocamp 2008. Back to college, followed by an writing internship with a travel magazine in Canada the next summer.
I graduated 2 years ago and went on a huge adventure working my way around Australia, New Zealand and South Korea (with shorter trips to The Philippines and Taiwan). I returned to IRELAND (I’m from Cork, like) and started a Masters in Humanitarian Action last September. Im now doing Erasmus Mundus so am living in the Netherlands for 5 months while finishing up my classes and trying to think of a decent thesis topic!
Learning loads, smiling loads, making loads more amazing friends. I see life as one big adventure, so come join me and let’s have some fun!