Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I’m originally from Cork in Ireland, but now live in Orlando where my husband Tom, a fellow Corkonian, and I raise our three young Americans.
Until recently I was a full-time teacher, studying for a Master’s Degree in Education. This, according to Forbes Magazine, is the fourth most useless graduate degree a person could possibly earn, but it kept me stressed and exhausted and gratified my martyr complex. Today, I am assistant principal at a Montessori Charter School in Central Florida.
I feel very lucky to be living in America and to have been born and raised in Cork. I appreciate the good weather and opportunity given to me by my Floridian life. I feel that Cork comes with me where ever I go; it is so much more than just a geographical location – it’s a way of being.
I plan to collect some stories here about my early (rather interesting) years in Cork, as well as how being a Corkonian affects the way I navigate my American life and the annoying business of not being young any more. My first entry, Leaving Cork was published as a letter in The Irish Examiner, and also picked up to be published by The Irish Times. Since then the Irish Times has sweetly run a few more bits and pieces of mine, as has the Orlando Sentinel. Heady stuff for a novice.
I hope you enjoy the content here. Please be sure to like any post that you do enjoy and feel free to share it or leave me a comment. I’m new to this and appreciate your advice. I’d especially love for you to FOLLOW ME ! I do so want to be a writer when I grow up.