We got our first assessment back....and I got a 75%! Sounds terrible, right? But no, here, "that's brilliant!" Turns out their grading scale is a bit different that ours, so a 70% is an A. Anything above that is left for distinction, so I technically got an A+, which I hear are hard to come by. Good first impression, though!
I've managed to find a bit of time outside of classwork to enjoy Dublin and meet new people. I've moved into my apartment and I've cleaned it, but it still needs some decorating help (then I'll post pictures). And some sneaky kids on my class figured out it was my birthday on Sunday, so they brought in delicious cupcakes with candles and all to celebrate. Thank you all for my birthday wishes as well! I had a very good day. It's been really nice to hear from a lot of you one-on-one, too, over the last few weeks!