Five lifestyle changes since I got to Ireland…
Currently listening to Daramola | Lotto (Nonso Amadi Remake)
Hello, guys! Welcome to my blog.
As you may know, I am currently in Ireland – been here for a year and 3months – and I will be lying if I say some of my lifestyles while in Nigeria hasn’t changed since I got here.
Kachee of Kachee Tee’s blog has a similar post, you can read it here. Also, I previously wrote a piece on the lessons I learnt studying abroad. Please click on this link to read before you read this post 😀
Should I talk a little bit about Ireland, or jump right into this post?
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
Jump right into the post it is!
I constantly talk about how terrible the weather can be in this country, and it is even more terrible to know that in some countries it is worse. For Ireland, I will call the weather bipolar because, in a day, it can snow, rain and the sun will still shine. Funny right?
You dare not leave your apartment without an umbrella. Since I moved here, the weather app, which is sometimes not accurate, is my favourite app because I can’t leave my apartment all dressed up, and get wet before I get to my destination.
The bipolar weather in Ireland pretty much have a huge effect in my life, or should I say had because I go out more now. I hated going out when I got to Ireland; the weather was unbearable for me… if I wasn’t in a lecture room, church, or the library, you will always find me in my apartment covered up. I became so anti-social.
For months, I couldn’t just comprehend why a country will be so damn cold. In Nigeria, seeing me at home on a Saturday was, somewhat, a miracle. I absolutely love to go out and this leads to my third lifestyle change: networking.
As a communicator, networking is vital for me; for a media person, you really can’t survive without networking. It will be interesting to know that it was through my networking that I got my current internship with Metro Eireann – an Irish multicultural tabloid newspaper.
When I moved to this country, networking was an issue for me because I was practically ALWAYS indoors. However, I started the new year with the mindset of networking more with individuals in my industry, and not in my industry; I am glad to tell you that things are already changing.
You see, 2017 is the year to do more… I, personally, did a lot of talking last year with no action. Things must change. Can I get an amen?
You can’t just wear anyhow clothes in this country like it is done in Nigeria. We are on the dress according to the season type of p here; layering is also a necessity. On a typical work day, I wear 3 shirts, tights under my trousers and skirts. For days that I wear a skirt, I wear 3 to 4 tights underneath it. Then I wear a sweater, a coat and a muffler to protect my neck. Wow? I know right.
Regardless of how many movies I have seen so far, music is still bae. My staying at home often made me to watch too many movies! I could watch 5 movies in a day – this is was unhealthy. Thank God those days are gone.
That’s it, guys! I probably have more, but this is all I can think of right now.
I probably have more, but this is all I can think of right now.
Thank you for reading!
Are you currently in a new environment? Please share with me your lifestyle changes.
Have a blessed week.