Saturday, October 3, 2015


Just over a week ago, I was jumping on the bed, squealing like a little girl. Sure, I'm 21 years old and nearly a college graduate. I didn't care. The email I'd been anxiously waiting for just popped into my inbox with good news! I couldn't think of a time I'd been more excited in all of college.

Who should I call first? Mom and Dad? I'd need to call the bank. And the phone company! And my roommates would need to know. Eek! I could hardly pause my happy dance long enough to dial my dad's office number. As the phone rang on the other end, I tried to come up with the right words to say. Once he was on the line, it didn't matter. "I'm going to Ireland!!" I blurted.

Credit: Startup Ireland
Today, as I sit racking my brain for what I forgot to pack, I'm just as excited. In just a few short hours, I'll be my way to Dublin, Ireland to work on a social media team for Startup Ireland

While I'm abroad for the next eight days, I'll be using Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep everyone up to speed with the activities of the conference. Each day, I'll work in a different city covering events aimed to foster entrepreneurship and celebrate the 'let's make it happen people' of Ireland. My time will be divided between Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, and Galway.

My goal is to post a few updates on Roots during my trip, but the fast pace of this adventure will make it difficult to share everything here. For the play by play, be sure to follow @startupireland on Twitter and like Startup Ireland on Facebook. We will be using the hashtag #startupIRL to keep track of all we do. 

Well, I better load up the car to catch my flight! Don't forget to follow my trip on social media! Thanks for reading!


  1. Oh yay! That sounds like a wonderful experience. Congrats to you!

    1. Thanks! I'll keep sharing my adventures as I get the chance!