This week before my internship started myself and Katie, from the program, wanted to go hiking. We traveled to Wicklow by the dart and thought we could take the bus into Glendalough, pronoucned, Glen-da-lock, which means two lakes. THis is the place where a few films have had scenes, like P.S. I Love You. So we were really excited to go there and look around. Well once we got off the Dart and asked the info desk for a bus, they informed us that there were no buses to Glendalough and the Dart wouldn't be back to get us until till 2:41, keep in mind we showed up at 10:20am. So being me, I had a little moment of panic to myself of being stuck somewhere, but good thing Katie was with because of her mad navigation skills . So we walked into the little town of Wicklow to stay busy until the Dart came back. We went to the Wicklow information office and found out there really wasn't a whole lot to do in this town. So we did the few things that we could.
We ended up going to a Wicklow port which had castle ruins, it was called Black Rock Castle. It was really cool to walk right up next to the side of the water and look all around. The view was wonderful!
The next place we went to was called Mount Usher. We decided to check out the gardens to pass out time. On our way there it was raining and just was looking a little dreary. But once we got off the bus and started walking down, the clouds were clearing and the sun was shining. As we were walking through the gardens, it was beautiful! The smells and sights were just what we needed after a really unexpected stop. We ended up loving the gardens and were able to have a great time.
It just goes to show that the unplanned can be just as good or even better than what was supposed to happen.
Tuesday July 3rd was my first day at work. I was really nervous before I started at Beyond The Hall Door. I wasn't sure really how to get there or what to expect. But after all the nerves settled down and the transportation was figured out, it has gone very smoothly. Right now I am working on a design for a shipping container. It will actually be converted into almost a moble home. I have never heard of this before. So I researched and found a lot of home and even commercial buildings using the same basic shell, a cargo container, called cargotecture. So I have been hard at work making different designs and floorplans to make sure everything will fit in it properly. I have been working on a materials list, concept board, and a cost list as well. I am hoping that this design that I have been working on will turn out well and be really successful. So crossing my fingers!
This past week being on my own has had a great deal of ups and downs, but my family and friends have been great support and have helped me through this lifetime experience. It has taught me how to be strong and to sometimes let things roll off when things go south, because there is always a plan and a reason for why things happen.
Take care and love you all!