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I saw this Oscar nominated movie last night. This movie appealed to me in many ways. My dad was also an Irish immigrant, coming to Canada by himself at 19 years old. And I LOVE stories about women seeking adventure and taking chances. And I love Brooklyn! I was lucky enough to go there last year – what memories! I’ve traveled and moved around a lot – mostly on my own – and I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything!

This movie tells the story of an Irish immigrant who seeks to make a life for herself in Brooklyn. Due to unfortunate circumstances she must return to Ireland, and must ultimately choose between her new life and love in New York, and her familiar and predictable life in Ireland.

I knew what choice I was hoping she would make, but I was captivated until the end, unsure of what life she would choose. I believe she made the right choice, but some friends have thought otherwise. What do you think?

This movie had me excited for adventure, and travel and new experiences. Lots of trips on the horizon and I can’t wait!!

I fell in love with NYC all over again while watching this movie. Stay tuned for my next blog about the Big Apple…