SO much has happened over the last couple of weeks, it’s hard to keep up! Everyone claimed that my time in Ireland would fly, but it seemed like the first month living here felt like forever (not so much a bad thing). From the end of August through September, most of my time was spent exploring, shopping, eating, sleeping, and the occasional basketball workouts…what a lifestyle. I knew the day would come where I would be looking back and wishing for all that extra time, and I think that day has come earlier than I thought.
Currently, I am taking 5 modules/classes this semester, each being at least 3 hours. I am also training for Meteors twice per week with at least one match/game per week, and training with Trinity at least once per week, but games do not start until the end of October. Aside from all of that, Shannon and I are coaching the Meteors 11U team twice per week, and coaching local schools at Trinity at least twice per week.
I know that sounds like a lot, but I am well adapted to this lifestyle thanks to my previous four years of college basketball. At Saint Joe’s, the amount of workouts, games, community service hours, and responsibilities were endless, but I enjoyed every minute of it, just as I am here. In Trinity, the classes are tough, but hopefully I will get through them. The kids that Shannon and I coach on both Meteors and Trinity are adorable and hilarious. Last, but definitely not least, I love everyone on my own Meteors and Trinity teams; they are truly a pleasure to be around!
Even though some of my days may seem hectic and get a bit stressful, it’s all worth it. I am so grateful to be in Ireland, specifically Dublin, surrounded by amazing people all over the country. Being this busy is only temporary, but the memories last a lifetime, so I am taking full advantage!