Wanderlust

Galway Girl

Galway Girl

Here’s the Thing…

A few weeks ago I was watching the Galway Girl music video by Ed Sheeran. If you’ve never seen it before, I would highly recommend watching it!

Here, I’ll even make it easy for you and post it directly in this post.

Did you watch it? Did you love it?! I know I did.

Anyway, the point is that watching this music video game me major MAJOR wanderlust. I’m not exactly sure why, but I think it was a combination of Ed Sheeran’s beautiful voice and the fact that it takes place in Ireland, a place that is high up on my bucket list.

I remember being captivated by the music video and thinking to myself, “I want to be a Galway Girl.” (Not even knowing what that meant.)

So I looked it up and according to Urban Dictionary, a Galway Girl is ‘a girl with black hair and blue eyes.’

Okaaaaaay. I was kind of hoping a Galway Girl was someone who loved adventure or something cool like that. Not the case.

When I realized there was nothing particularly interesting about a Galway Girl specifically, I determined that I was more interested in being like the girl in the music video.

Some things I admire about this ‘Galway Girl’ are her sense of spontaneity, her ability to interact easily with other people and just going with the flow.

Don’t get me wrong, I love who I am and I don’t want to change myself. However, I think it is fair to say that we all have character traits that we wish we could enhance more. For me, one such thing is just being more spontaneous and not being afraid to get to know new people, specifically while traveling. I have a definite tendency to be a little reserved at times and moving forward I would love to work on opening up more and being myself, even when I am around people I don’t know well.

So That’s the Thing…

I want to be a Galway Girl! Well, my definition of a Galway Girl anyway.

I know you shouldn’t wish to be someone else, but I think when it’s in a situation where you are picking out certain traits that are reasonable for you to develop, then it is okay.

So here is my written accountability. I want to be more spontaneous, more open to people I don’t know well, and more willing to go with the flow! The plus side is that I already possess those traits, just in smaller amounts. So I don’t think it’s outrageous to want to enhance them in a positive way!

What’s your definition of a Galway Girl and which personality traits would you like to work on enhancing?

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