• Peter Swank

Dublin in 2 Years

Updated: Oct 17

I'm doing it! I've reset my goals and am heading back to Europe- for good this time. Destination: Dublin, Ireland. More specifically, Dún Laoghaire. Close enough to the big city, but conveniently small enough to call my own. I plan to have a small sailboat in or near the marina there that I can take on weekend sails to Howth and similar intrigues.


I'm giving myself between one to two years to make this life change. Being an American, though, I don't yet have the right to just move. Mix in the global pandemic, and we have a lot of obstacles to conquer. But conquer them I will. Dum spiro spero per ardua ad astra (while I breathe I hope through difficulties to the stars).


First step: think globally! Change my resume / CV to reflect my multicultural interests and talents. Get an Irish telephone number. Reconnect with Irish friends and fraternal mates. Listen to Irish music to ignite that motivational soundtrack. Cook up some Irish cuisine (or at least start cooking with Guinness). Connect with organizations and people who can help me achieve my dreams. ALL CHECK!


Additionally, my classes at Trinity College Dublin start on Tuesday. A year long postgraduate program at Ireland's # 1 university in Managing Risk and System Change. Not only will it help me in my current HR and management career, it could open the door for new career avenues. I hope it will also facilitate my work search and immigration endeavors in Dublin.


So here it is... Here I am... Join me on this adventure! Share in my journey, life, and the memories I create along the way. Come meet me for a cappuccino or mocha and swap stories. I guarantee that this journey will be grand and that you'll be amazed when I share its background (sharing more as the journey continues). And I want you to contribute! Comment, email, share, follow... Life is about relationships and experience. Everything else is society. I think it's time to start living...


Sláinte and craic for all!


Peter at Lough Tay ("Guinness Lake") in 2015


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