I never realized how fast paced my life was until I took a moment to slow down. I have become so accustomed to having things done, or having to do things, immediately and growing greatly frustrated when something isn't instantly available - "the internet is too slow!" "the dryer doesn't work!" "the website is down!" My first few weeks in Athlone, I felt unsettled - almost guilty because I wasn't rushing from work to class to rehearsal to the gym, like I wasn't doing enough to deserve to be in Ireland. But that's just it - this time to relax and reflect is doing more good for myself than I have in a long time.
Maybe it's best, for now, to stop switching the dryer on high speed, and take time to line dry in the breezy fresh air.