(Note: This blog post is a terribly late article because I flew in to Ireland on the 27th of October, 2016.)
October 26, 2016
Who would have thought that this day would finally come? After months of waiting, I am finally going to Ireland!!! It took me around 5 to 6 months of processing to successfully earn the chance to work in Ireland. After conquering the IELTS, NMBI and Visa processing, my dreams are finally turning into reality. However, I failed to realize that the amount of time it took me to process my application was not enough to prepare me for this day. I thought I was mentally and emotionally ready to become an overseas Pinoy worker, but I was terribly wrong. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I shed loads of tears when I left the country. My family sent me off at the Mactan Cebu International Airport and I was having cold feet with my departure. Suddenly, I had that feeling of backing out from my plans. But there was no way I could back out, after all the processes I had undergone, it was too late to say I had chickened out. So I said my farewell, took a deep breath and left.
I’m also sharing some snaps that I took while on my way to Ireland. I flew from Cebu City, to NAIA then a quick layover in Abu Dhabi before the final stretch to Dublin, IE.
October 27, 2016
25 hours and a sore body after, thank God I arrived safely in Dublin! First impression? It was COLD! All I had on me was a sweater and my layers of subcutaneous fats. Unfortunately, that was not enough to battle the cool breeze. In fact, that was not even the coldest weather they have in Ireland. There I met Mr. Liam Corbett, my agent from Adaptive HVM. He drove both Ate Kim and I to Cork City. It was a 3-hour drive and along the way, he showed us to a frequently visited sight by tourists. It was the Rock of Cashel.
Sometimes it feels just like a dream but the reality is, I AM HERE. If I could do it, you can too. Don’t let life’s hurdles and disappointments keep you from reaching your dreams of coming over to the Emerald Isle. I’ve only been to some parts of this foreign country, but I’m telling you that it is by far the grandest thing I have ever seen. 🙂