Being 15 in Ireland By: Dria Campbell 5th hour

More Irish people live outside Ireland than in Ireland (truenomads.com). So some people know what it's like being a teen in multiple countries. Being 15 in Ireland is difficult because of financial problems yet fun because you can be active.

A lot of families in Ireland are experiencing financial problems. They don’t get to do some of the fun extra things that other people get to do. 60% of the families were experiencing difficulties making ends meet (www.thejournal.ie). Having trouble financially means, most of the time, you're not able to do the fun extra things that some other people get to do. Or even, for some people, not being able to live comfortably. It can make it difficult to hang out with your friends, or having free time to do what you want to do.

Being 15 in Ireland can also be fun. They exercise a lote, and exercise can be fun if you know how to make it fun. 60% of teens exercise for 6 days per 2 weeks (www.thejournal.ie). In their free time, teens in Ireland could play soccer, just go do a little work out, or go outside with a friend or a sibling. To some people, exercising might not be fun, but that just means you have to use your imagination to make it fun.

Being 15 in Ireland isn’t much different than being 15 here. They have fun like a teen would and they also have their difficulties. We all have our difficulties.

Through this process, by making a connection, I understood how people in other countries go through the same things that I do. We might not be in the same place, but I realize that other people go through the same things that I do. It might not feel like it at times, but they know how you feel. 60% of the families in Ireland were having trouble sustaining a comfortable life style (www.thejournal.ie). I can relate to this. My family isn’t doing super well financially. We have enough to make it by, but we can’t go spending money on extras too much. It’s good to relate to someone once in awhile. It makes you realize that you’re not the only one that feels this way, and you can get through any difficulties that come your way.

Works cited:

Carmack, Justin. “26 Interesting Facts About Ireland.” True Nomads, Apr. 2013, truenomads.com/2013/04/26-intersting-facts-about-ireland/

O'Carroll, Sinead. “Revealed: the Life of a 13-Year-Old Growing up in Ireland.” The Journal, 29 Nov. 2012, www.thejournal.ie/being-13-in-ireland-694212-Nov2012/.

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