In the military community, we always say “what a small world.” This couldn’t be more true. Just recently I stopped into the Jako sports wear store here in Sligo to meet a fellow Elizabethtown College Blue Jay alum, Nicholas Broujos. By the way, they have some awesome gear as you can see by our jackets. Who would’ve thought that we would bump into each other a whole ocean away from where we went to school. Although they were busy in the store, we got to have a conversation about both of our wonderful experiences as Blue Jays and how we enjoy life in Sligo. It was funny to hear that certain apartments, dorms and off campus housing has remained the same from when he was a student and when I was as well. Lastly, Nick played under the current soccer coach at Elizabethtown college, the legend Skip Roderick, who is still currently the head coach at the College. After finishing his soccer career at Elizabethtown College and eventually found himself playing for the Sligo Rovers after graduation, word around is he was one fantastic goal keeper. The similarities don’t stop there, Nick has family in the same county that I live in back home! How cool is that?
It’s funny how life gives you the opportunity to meet extraordinary people who have so much in common with you. It was great to see the widespread reach of my alma mater and and to share memories of when we attend the school. It’s always a pleasure catching up with alum, even if it’s in a different country! Like the saying goes, Blue Jays Always! Nick and I are both proud to be alums of such a great College and couldn’t be happier to be in Sligo!