People you meet while traveling: The friend who appears when you need it the most

A brief break from Isolation in Ireland to give thanks to strangers turned friends/therapists that were present when I needed them the most. We’re never alone, even when we don’t know anybody – or in today’s wacky world, when we can’t see anybody. Can’t wait to have dinner together again!

Isolation in Ireland #10: First trip after COVID

Even I judged myself a bit there… but I felt safer bringing and eating my own food, so I did. My new mantra is that I’ll do whatever I need to in order to feel comfortable, as long as it doesn’t physically harm anyone else. And a little judgement doesn’t physically harm me.

*One of the things I’ve noticed since moving to Ireland is that people say “yourself” and “myself” when they should be saying “you” or “I”/”me” (at least according to the grammar rules I learned). I think the intent is to be a little less direct. I initially thought it was a British English thing, but I’ve heard some Americans say it as well, so… maybe grammar changed? 🤷‍♀️ It did soften the blow a bit in this instance though, which I appreciate. 😆