September 26th, 2011 | Uncategorized
Whats up folks,
This has been a great week that was full of a wide range of activities. As hinted by the title, a lot of these activities were a first for me….
I started the week off spending two days in Portaferry, NI with the other peers in my Masters in business studies course. To be honest, I was quite apprehensive about going just because of the fact that I would be forced to step outside my comfort zone. In hindsight, this was an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. We participated in various activities that were physically and mentally challenging which caused us to work as a team to problem solve. This was a great way to meet and get to know my classmates. We even celebrated Arthur Guinness Day together- another first for me.
With not much time to recover from the intense team building retreat for my Master’s course, I had an hour until my first game with the Ulster Elks. Talk about short turnaround. But nonetheless, I was getting ready to play my first basketball game in Northern Ireland! This was an exciting moment that really had me pumped up to go. It was also great to be able to play with the two Victory Scholars from Galway, Tim and Will. After six games in two days, we made it all the way to the championship game. Unfortunately, we fell short by 9 points. There were overall a lot of positives to take from the weekend and concepts that we can build on as the season progresses.
To wrap up the weekend, I spent some time at the Maguires playing Wii Dance… for an hour! Playing six games over two days was no easy task, but add on some James Brown and Michael Jackson dance moves and you’ve got yourself an intense workout! Needless to say I put on a great show, I was just not sure why my performance was so funny to everyone watching!
With a week full of firsts, I am looking forward to my first class at the University of Ulster. Next week, I will update you on how classes are going, along with all the other shenanigans I get into throughout the week!