In my last blog post I talked about how my club team, the UL Huskies had two tough losses two weeks ago. I also mentioned that despite the games I felt confident that we could bounce back as a team. I am excited to say that two weeks later we won both of our games, one being a cup game win in overtime. This means so much to me because I really feel like we are growing as a team and getting better every single week. Teams go through ups and downs, but their success is measured by their ability to bounce back. Fortunately, we bounced back better than ever these past two weeks, and I am looking forward to what the coming weeks hold for us. Getting these two wins also means so much because I know that every one of my teammates and coaches involved out so much of their time and effort into winning. To see the results of our hard work is something very special especially after two defeating weekends.
This past week I had my study week, which means that I did not have any classes in order to prepare for any midterms and projects coming up. This could not have come at a better time because I feel like my work is starting to pile up. It was nice to be able to sit down and start working on all of my assignments throughout the week. I also was able to help coach the UL Huskies U16 girls team, which is one of my favorite things to do. One of the reasons I wanted to work with a program like Sport Changes Life was to inspire young girls to do what makes them confident. I want to be a positive influence on these young girls and help show them that they have the potential to do anything they set their minds to.
With the study week giving me a break from classes, I was also able to go on a small trip to Lahinch. I went on Monday and stayed overnight. I was able to experience the beautiful beach and the small town with quaint pubs.The main reason I wanted to go to Lahinch was to surf, which is at the top of my bucket list while I am in Ireland. Unfortunately the weather was so beautiful that the water was calm and there was not a wave in sight. I will just have to go back some other time!