I occasionally think about where I am and sometimes I’m still in awe about what I’m doing right now. I’m a graduate student, studying abroad, playing the sport I’ve loved my whole life, all while giving back to the Northern Ireland community. It is really unbelievable to me at times. And as my basketball career officially starts this Sunday with our first game of the season, I wanted to take the time to thank the two most amazing people in my life, my loving parents.
I know my journey won’t always be easy and I’ll face some challenges but I also know my parents will always be there for me. One challenge I already have to cope with is my parents not being in the stands while I play. Growing up my parents rarely missed a game and if they did, they knew they better have a great excuse haha. So it’s been different looking over and not seeing them. But I know they’re still supporting me back home.
It’s been a little over a month living out here in Northern Ireland and the support I get from all my family and friends has been unreal so I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all.