In honor of two months in to my high school exchange program in Ireland, I’ve decided to put into words the three rules I’ve lived by while I’m here in case any future exchange students are studying blogs like I did:
1) Smile – A smile can make you seem a lot friendlier and can definitely help start a friendship. But, more importantly just smiling when you feel sad can make the world seem better. I’ll admit that I can cheer myself up after a long day by making silly faces at myself!
2) Don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself – I can’t count the times that I’ve totally made a fool of myself. Basketball, badminton, Irish phrases, anything I can screw up I probably will. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t have fun in Ireland and learn something new!
3) Try to do at least one new/scary thing everyday – It can be anything little, like building the fire, making dinner, or talking to someone new. They are all little steps that can led to something awesome.