”Patience is a virtue”. I’ve often heard this quote over and over again throughout my life. And I always considered myself as a patient person. But arriving to Galway and coaching these kids who have never played the sport of basketball was really going to put my patience to the test. What I learned from my experience thus far with the kids that I coach, is that you have to be extremely patient with them. They may not get whatever lesson or technique that you teach them the first, second or even tenth time! But if their effort is there and you don’t give up on them, they will eventually get it. That’s where patience comes into play. I have been often put in that situation since I’ve been down here in Galway. As the weeks have gone by, I can see myself becoming more and more patient. I chose to write this weeks blog about patience for a specific reason. I wanted to show that even though I am here in Ireland to help and teach children, I can and will mostly likely learn a lot from them as well. I’m am learning techniques to staying patient from my interactions with the kids weekly. This along with the many other qualities and lessons I plan to learn before I return to the states are certainly going to stick with me forever. With that being said, I hope you all have been patient with me as well, with my lack of blogs the last couple weeks. I have been busy with my academic work load. My apologizes! I will make a greater effort to keep you updated with my many wild and memorable experiences here Ireland. Until next time, take care.
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